Manhattan City Councilman Robert Jackson has a message for the New York Post: Lay off Anthony Weiner’s wife.
Mr. Jackson, who is also running for Manhattan borough president, went on a brief solo rant this afternoon, condemning a recent Post editorial column on former Congressman Anthony Weiner that featured a fake byline from Mr. Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
“It crossed the line, in my opinion, of decency,” Mr. Jackson proclaimed on the steps of City Hall this afternoon, a huge foam board depicting the paper’s Sunday story behind him. “We need to stop all this sensationalism … I’m asking the New York Post, stop it!”
Anthony Weiner says there’s no truth to a new story that claims his brother tried to silence his latest sexting partner as he ramped up his run for mayor.
Earlier this afternoon, the New York Postreported that the former congressman’s brother, Jason Weiner, had reached out to Sydney Leathers to see “if she was going to be a problem,” in the words of the young women’s friend, Lou Colagiovanni.
“She was scared, and very shaken. She got freaked out,” Mr. Colagiovanni reportedly recalled. “She had never met the brother, and here he was contacting her. She had never spoken with him before. She told me about her affair, and that she thought they were trying to find out who they needed to keep quiet.”
Anthony Weiner continued to plow ahead with his increasingly embattled mayoral campaign this evening, telling the audience at a forum in Queens that he’ll be the next man running City Hall.
“You watch, when I become your mayor–like I said, you might not agree with me every day–but every single day when I lay down my head at night I’m gonna be thinking of communities like this,” he said during his closing remarks at the forum, which ironically focused on women.
Anthony Weiner’s new sexting scandal is taking its toll both on the former congressman himself and his standing in the mayoral race.
In the first poll taken since Mr. Weiner admitted Tuesday to continuing digital affairs after his resignation–and after proclaiming himself to be a changed man a year later–Mr. Weiner’s one-time lead has whittled.
After delivering brief testimony about the state of public housing at an event this evening, former Congressman Anthony Weiner was again mobbed by reporters seeking more answers about the online sex scandal that continues to unfold.
And, when asked about the last 24 hours of his life, Mr. Weiner didn’t pretend it’s been easy.
“It’s been rough. These are things I brought upon myself,” Mr. Weiner solemnly told reporters. “And I thought they were going to come out towards the end of the campaign. And some of them have. So look, I’m pressing forward. I’m running a campaign based on issues. I’m going to keep doing that.”
David Letterman appeared genuine as he mused on New York City’s latest sex scandal last night.
“I can forgive anybody of almost anything except pretending and wanting to be ‘Carlos Danger,'” the Late Night host said as he marveled over allegations that Anthony Weiner–who admitted yesterday to continued sexting after his sexting-induced resignation from Congress–used the nickname “Carlos Danger” for some of his escapades.