Senator Chuck Schumer, who was Anthony Weiner’s one-time boss back when he was Congressman Schumer, just sent along the following statement in light of the news that Weiner will take a leave of absence and seek professional treatment.
“I am heartbroken,” Schumer said. “For those of us who are longtime friends of Anthony Weiner his wrongful behavior is distressing and saddening. It’s clear he needs professional help and I am glad he is seeking it.”
But what this statement doesn’t say is perhaps more interesting–as everyone from Nancy Pelosi to Steve Isreal calls on Weiner to resign, Senator Schumer is noticeably silent on the matter.