Alternate title: The Continuing Humiliation of Huma Abedin
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal, admitted Tuesday that his shenanigans continued even after he stepped down.
“Some of these things happened before my resignation. Some of them happened after,” Weiner said at a press conference where he apologized to his wife, Huma Abedin, who is an aide to Hillary Clinton.
In her first public remarks on the scandal, Abedin said her husband’s indiscretions were “between us and our marriage.”
“I love him. I have forgiven him. I believe in him and, as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward,” she said.
Weiner issued a statement after a gossip website called The Dirty published an interview with an anonymous woman who claimed she had an online relationship with him between July and November 2012.
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” said Weiner, who has been leading some polls for the Democratic nomination for mayor but is now facing calls from opponents to drop out of the race.
“As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress,” he said.
“While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me.”
It’s official: Weiner is still a dick.
Early prediction: He’ll still be the next mayor of NYC.