In the fallout of what has now been dubbed Weinergate, Congressman Anthony Weiner is facing a growing call by his own party to step down. In case you have been under a rock, some tweets were leaked of Rep. Weiner and…well…his wiener. These photos of Weiner varied in explicitness. From one that showed him shirtless, pectorals flexed, to another that showed that his politics are not the only things leaning left. At first, the Congressman stated that he could not with any “certitude” tell if the penis, clad in grey boxer briefs, was in fact his. He went on to say that if the photo was of his penis, then it was sent by someone who hacked into his computer. On June 6th, Weiner came clean and in a tearful press conference stated that the photos are of his penis and that he had sent the photos to single mother, Meagan Broussard. He also admitted to having virtual rendezvous with other women. Why would a man as seemingly intelligent as Weiner do something so dumb? As we have seen before, hubris and ego override common sense with many politicians. Weiner asserted that he would not step down and, at first Democrats were mum.
Today, unfortunately for the Congressman, Weinergate exploded with an avalanche of information. Another woman, Lisa Weiss, a blackjack dealer from Las Vegas, published over 200 text message exchanges between Weiner and herself. Also, a photo of Weiner’s naked penis was tweeted by radio hosts Opie and Anthony after Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who broke the story, showed it to them on his cellphone during a broadcast.
On top of that, Democrats are no longer keeping quiet and are coming forward to ask for his resignation. “In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign,” Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a member of the party campaign committee’s leadership, said in a statement. Minority House leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, has called for an investigation by the ethics committee to find out if any House rules were violated.
And in the Mother of all news, multiple anonymous sources have come forward to say that Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife and deputy chief of staff to Sec. Hillary Clinton, is pregnant with their first child.
If Weiner has a chance to salvage his position, the pregnancy card just might do the trick. The American public has a soft spot for babies and while Huma was not at his side for his apologetic press conference, sources say that she is going to stick it out with Weiner. Many men before him have cheated, atoned, and gone on to do great things. Much like the kosher wiener brand, Hebrew National, this Jewish dog will have to answer to a higher authority.