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". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved June 7, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. "Anthony D. Weiner". 2005 [last update]. Retrieved June 7, 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  3. "Anthony Weiner's Big Ego". New Yorker Magazine. June 2, 2011.
  4. Kelly, Jack (June 5, 2011). "Weiner's troubling tweet". The Pittsburg Post-Gazette.
  5. Report, Post Staff (5 June 2011). "A few holes in skeevy skivvy story".
  6. "Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign".
  7. Bash, Dana (June 16, 2011]). "Weiner resigns after sexting scandal - CNN". Retrieved June 18, 2011. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. Rosenberg, Rebecca; Golding, Bruce (29 August 2016). "Anthony Weiner sexted busty brunette while his son was in bed with him".