Anthony Weiner Says He’s Not Stepping Out Into Public Life Again

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It was his third interview in recent days on the Supreme Court’s health care ruling, but former Congressman Anthony Weiner said this does not mark a return to public life for him.

“Well, you called me and asked for my thoughts on this issue that I care deeply about,” Mr. Weiner said when asked on The Brian Lehrer Show if he’s putting his “toe in the water” for such a return. “I’ve not stopped caring about it and the challenges facing the middle class and those struggling to make it.”

“I’m not putting my toe anywhere but I’m just going on my favorite radio show and talking about a subject that’s very dear to me,” he added.

In the interview,  Mr. Weiner also confirmed CNN’s account that it was not in talks with Andrew Breitbart for a Crossfire-style political talk show with him.

“I’ve not heard anything about it until I heard those stories,” he said. “It certainly wasn’t true as it involves me, I can’t say what was going on in Mr. Breitbart’s life, but I never heard anything about it so I don’t believe it was true.”

He was last offered an opportunity to say anything else he’d like to add, at which point he turned remorseful about the infamous Twitter scandal that sidelined him.

“I still have regrets, I paid a very high price but I’m still committed to the same things I was,” he responded. “I have a six-month-old that I have to go and feed now, so I have to say my life is filled with great joy, but as I said when I resigned, I feel great regret for the people I let down.”