Rep. Anthony Weiner seeks professional help and leave from Congress
The Jewish Democrat has been in the media spotlight after lying about raunchy tweets he sent to young women which had been leaked.
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, a rising Jewish political star and a staunch supporter of Israel, went today to seek professional treatment for the behavior he admitted to this week — exchanging sexual messages and photos with women he met online — and he’ll ask for a short leave from Congress for this purpose.
“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,” spokeswoman, Risa Heller told The New York Times. “In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well.”
Weiner’s troubles began on May 28, when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart publicized a crotch shot that was briefly posted on the Congressman’s Twitter page. The image depicted the lower torso of an aroused male wearing boxer briefs.
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