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NEW YORK CITY (CNN) – US Rep. Anthony Weiner says he has sent inappropriate photos to and had inappropriate communications with about six women over the past three years – some after he was married – and says he’s “very sorry.”

Weiner, speaking to reporters Monday afternoon at a New York hotel, said he’s made “terrible mistakes and have hurt the people that I care about the most,” but he won’t resign.

“I’m deeply regretting what I’ve done, and I’m not resigning,” he said.

The women are “generally women that I met on Facebook,” Weiner said. He said he never met the women in person.

He said that he mistakenly publicly tweeted one of the photos – presumably one that got the media’s attention late last month, of a man in underwear that was sent on Weiner’s Twitter account – “that I intended to send as a direct message to a woman as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle.” When reporters asked him about it at the time, he said that he didn’t send that photo, and that he was the victim of a hacker and a prank.

“Once I realized I had posted to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down and said that I’d been hacked,” Weiner said Monday. “I then continued with that story – to stick to that story – which was a hugely regrettable mistake. This woman was unwittingly dragged into this and bears no responsibility. I’m so sorry to have disrupted her life in this way.”

“To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it.”

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  • Guest33


    How dare he say, “I’m deeply regretting what I’ve done, and I’m not resigning.”

    Not so fast!

    I hope we demand that he slither out of his seat and make an attempt to join the ranks of the NORMAL American population somehow, someday.. but he certainly does not deserve to stay in a rep seat.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    …he exhibited a certain amount of arrogance by freely admitting that was indeed a picture of his “package.”

    He could have simply admitted sending the picture and if asked if the picture was him, could have sain, “That’s not really important, is it?”

    So I’m interpreting his apology as “Yes, I’m just another lying hypocrite, but wow! Look at what I have!”

    Thus, when he retains his seat he’ll have an endless string of young, impressionable interns lining up at his door, and if the voters rightfully heave him out of office in 2012 (my money says they won’t) he can start a new career as the ugliest porno star since Ron Jeremy.

  • guest rcb

    he is a sick pervert and needs to be taken out of office by reason of insanity. don’t wait for a resignation.

  • Guest3293

    What in this world is it with politicians? Do they take political medication to cause them to react stupidly, or do they not have any better sense to begin with? Any person who runs for a public office should know by now that their actions are going to become public knowledge. It is obvious that most of them do not know, and probably never will…that is why America is in the shape that it is in today. STUPID POLITICIANS!!!!!!!!

  • Tom O

    Wee-nur “says he won’t resign”; that remains to be seen. No one really cares what he says.

  • guesty

    Did Weiner send a picture of his Weiner?

  • Brock

    Politicians have been showing us their backsides for so long, we should be used to it by now. Its no secret that they out there wanting to screw their constiuents everyday. He’s just a little more literal about it.

  • Guest461

    …just apply APATHY. Remove integrity. In fact remove all expectations of honor, integrity and responsibility from the politicians. That’ll solve it!

    The sort of thinking that is indicated in your post is what’s wrong with this country in the first place! Geeez!!!!

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    There’s nothing more enjoyable than self-destructive Liberals who are brought down by their monumental egos and total lack of integrity.

    “I did not have sex with that woman.” – Clinton

    “That is not my child.” – Edwards

    “I did not send that photograph.” – Weiner

    Lies, lies, lies. The important thing to remember is that if a Liberal’s lips are moving, he’s lying. Why would you trust them to run your government?

  • Guest Apu

    Don’t forget “I am not gay. I have never been gay” – Larry Craig

    or the Mark Foley scandal. He was trying to hook up with (male) teenaged pages for the House of Representatives. All the while being on the House Committee for missing and exploited Children. How’s that for hypocrisy? (sp)

    or formaer SC Governor Mark Sanford, who was really chasing Argentinian tail while saying he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    or the fact that at the time when Newt Gingrich was prosecuting Clinton for the Lewinski scandal, that he had a mistress of his own.

    Please, don’t act like the Liberals have a monopoly on bad morals and lying. Republicans are just as bad, and you know it. At least the Liberals aren’t acting all holier than thou.

  • Guest461

    Amazing how people that are running our country just can’t seem to keep their pants zipped. Then they have to lie about it.

    It seems to be a requirement these days that to be a politician and to represent this county’s people, you have to go out of your way to display yourself as a slimeball and a liar. “Integrity” has fallen by the wayside for this country’s leaders only replaced by greed and power. The people know it, the people see it and a silly vote isn’t going to change it.

    These crustaceans are in line one after another to take office and they all seem to have the same demeanor and same attributes. Most of them are attorneys. Guess I don’t need to go any farther with that one…

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    It’s because he was a LIBERAL. He was no different than the mugger on the streetcorner or the burglar who breaks into your house. He wanted to take what was rightfully yours. Playing Robin Hood, stealing from the rich to give to the lazy, inept, scamming societal leeches is STILL stealing, and that’s all Liberals know.

    I don’t know why you people are so unbelieving when I say that I absolutely despise Liberals, and wish they were ALL on Wellstone’s plane. Call me despicable if you wish, but never doubt my support for the Constitution and Capitalism.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    What did I say? “There’s nothing I enjoy more…”

    While I’m not a Republican, I don’t consider them my mortal enemies, as I do Liberal Democrats.

    Look at plane crashes, for example. I felt bad when I heard about Ted Stevens. I threw a party when I heard about Paul Wellstone.

  • Guest Apu

    Ok. I can understand that. IMO, most politicians are not to be trusted. They all seem to have their own agendas and put personal interests above those of their constituency. The wonderful good ‘ole boy network is prolific on both sides of the aisle.

    I hope you were kidding about Wellstone. If you truly think it was a good thing for a plane to have crashed, killing 8 people including Wellstone’s wife and daughter, just because he was a Democrat, then you are truly a despicable human being. Again, I hope you were kidding. I can’t imagine how anyone could defend your saying that.

  • Grand Ole Party

    BS…..Liberals are just as bad as republicans. Who are you kidding? P.S you forgot R.C Soles.

  • Guest Apu

    Common was pointing out political sex scandals and saying that Liberals were liars. He omitted to mention any Republican scandals, so I pointed out a few of those. I was saying that both parties have a rich history of scandals, hypocrisy, and lying.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    …that while the Republicans maybe just as perverted little monkeys, they don’t LIE about it.

    Sure, Craig waffled with that guilty plea and then trying to withdraw it, but he paid the price.

    Foley freely admitted that he was a hound, tracking young teenage tail, and Gingrich was dead silent about his dalliances.

    It seems that only Liberals will get up there, stare into the camera, and lie, knowing full-well they will eventually be caught. (I think Spitzer may have been an exception….or did he lie about it first…?)

    BTW, don’t forget that Clinton was not impeached because of his borderline beastiality. He was impeached (and disbarred) because of LYING under oath.

  • Guest Apu

    This just confirms what type of person you are, rejoicing over the death of innocent people just becuase one liberal politician died. You may not like that you, as a richer person pays more tax than does a poorer person. I get that. I don’t like seeing my taxes due at the end of the year either. But I would never wish death on innocent people as you do. You should be ashamed of yourself. You sir, are scum, many times worse than those leeches you loathe so much.

  • Guestish

    You despise your fellow Americans, fellow humans. You’re a bad American, and a bad person. You probably try to pass yourself off as a Christian. If so, you fail at that, as well.
    I would certainly never doubt your support for Greed and Privilege.
    Your post shows that you are selfish and shallow. You even support confessed criminal Ted Stevens. If it weren’t for the misconduct of prosecutors, Stevens would be alive today. In prison, but alive.
    You and your ilk are an embarrasment to the United States, and to Humanity.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Where did I “wish death on innocent people?” Point that out to me, please.

    You do simply do not understand my apparaisal of the situation. Wellstone’s wife and daughter meant nothing to me. They were neither a benefit nor an impediment in my life, thus their demise is inconsequential to me. Collateral damage and nothing more. I neither rejoice nor weep.

    Nowhere, however, have I given you any reason to think that I wished harm upon them or rejoiced in their death. You’re imagining that. You’re confusing “cold and clinical” with spitefulness.

    Paul Wellstone, on the other hand, was an enemy of freedom and wanted to steal from me. I can easily rejoice in his death….

    …but if you feel better calling me scum, you just go ahead, Mister Rogers.

  • Grand Ole Party

    Can’t argue that.

  • guesty

    From Commonsensenotcommontoday: “BTW, don’t forget that Clinton was not impeached because of his borderline beastiality.”

    Fat girls need love too. And they try harder and will usually have snacks around.

  • Guest Apu

    You said you threw a party when Wellstone’s plane crashed; he wasn’t the only occupant. You said you wished ALL liberals were on the plane too – just being a liberal doesn’t make them guilty of anything under U.S or State laws – go ask a judge. Therefore, they are innocent people (except in your warped mind). You explicitly advocated the death of those with a different political philosophy. Can you think of any others in history who also felt this way? The difference is that they actually had the power to oppress and kill their rivals, and you can only rant online.

    Your screen name is a misnomer. Anyone who advocates the wholesale death of people who believe in a different political philosophy has absolutely no common sense at all.

    Based on this conversation, it is clear you are a political extremist completely out of touch with reality, and that you have no place in a rational political discussion. You are not worthy of any further debate. I suggest psychiatric help. Good luck, and please don’t let your hatred consume you.

  • Guest SC gal

    Was Mark Sandford not lying when he instructed his staff to tell the press that he was out hiking on the Appalachian Trail?

    How honest was Newt when he was leading the charge againt Clinton, acting like the morality police, all the while having a girlfriend on the side? Think he told his wife when he was going out to get some strange? He was a lying pig.

    You are intentionally omitting facts from your analysis to justify your conclusion that democrats lie more than republicans.

  • Guest Bill Brasky

    Aw, come on. He’s the new compassionate christian conservative.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Calling me all those names hurts me so…..(SOB!)

    BTW, Stevens never confessed to anything – get your facts straight. His conviction was overturned on appeal, and that’s the legal equivalent of no conviction.

    Live with it. Also live with the fact that I have enough backbone to admit that I hate my enemies and not pretend that the don’t pose a severe risk to the survival of this country.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    I accept your unconditional surrender.

    Allow me to point out that it’s not me who needs psychiatric help. Once again, your overly active imagination now believes that I am somehow “advocating” the death of all liberals. I simply rejoice in their death. One more enemy struck down. Just as they have a right to be Liberals, I have a right to hate their guts….

    ….but that right really troubles you, doesn’t it…..?

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    “stare into the camera” confuses you?

    They’re all liars, but it seems that only Democrats get on TV and swear on a stack of Bibles they’re innocent, only to get exposed as not only filandering bums but as incompetent, sloppy liars.

    Would you prefer if I claimed that Democrats are simply stupider?

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Ugly goes away when you turn out the light
    Fat hangs around and annoys you all night

  • guesty

    But if you throw a sandwich down she will be distracted for a minute or two.


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