Anthony Weiner

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Anthony Weiner

Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 9th district of the state of New York. Weiner is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early political career[change | change source]

After graduating from college at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh in 1985, Weiner began working on the staff of Charles Schumer, who was then a Congressman from New York.[1]

In 1991, Weiner became the youngest person to be elected to the City Council of New York City.[2] Weiner was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1999.

In 2011, Weiner became involved in a scandal after his Twitter account sent a woman a picture of a man with an erection.[3][4][5] At first, Weiner said that he had not sent the picture and that somebody must have hacked into his account. However, a few days later, he admitted that he had sent the picture and that he had been having sexual conversations with several women through Twitter.[6]

Because of the scandal, Weiner left the House of Representatives. He quit on June 16.[7] In August 2016, Wiener was again blamed for sending a picture of his manbulge.[8]

Personal life[change | change source]

Weiner married Huma Abedin in 2010. Their son was born in 2011.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Arena: - Rep. Anthony Weiner Bio". politico.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved June 7, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Anthony D. Weiner". jewishvirtuallibrary.org. 2005 [last update]. Retrieved June 7, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Anthony Weiner’s Big Ego". New Yorker Magazine. June 2, 2011. http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/06/anthony_weiners_big_ego.html.
  4. Kelly, Jack (June 5, 2011). "Weiner's troubling tweet". The Pittsburg Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11156/1151175-373-0.stm.
  5. Unanswered questions in Anthony Weiner's hack story – NYPOST.com
  6. Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign – CNN.com
  7. Bash, Dana (June 16, 2011]). "Weiner resigns after sexting scandal - CNN". cnn.com. Retrieved June 18, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. http://nypost.com/2016/08/28/anthony-weiner-sexted-busty-brunette-while-his-son-was-in-bed-with-him/