Weiner to New York Post: I Will Not Resign
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said on Thursday that despite his initial dishonesty about the sexual messages he sent, he is now being "completely honest" and will not resign, according to a recent video posted on the New York Post's website.
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"I've betrayed a lot of people and I know it, and I'm trying to get back to work now," Weiner said.
Weiner faces mounting criticism over sexually explicit messages he sent to women via social media sites, including an image of his crotch sent through Twitter and lewd conversations he had over Facebook.
Weiner initially said his account had been hacked and that he could not say for certain if the photo of a man in his underwear was him. On Monday, Weiner said in a press conference that the photo was of him and he sent it.
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Weiner was asked if there are more photos of him on the Internet.
"As I said at the press conference Monday, I exchanged inappropriate things with people and I think I'm now going to deal with those consequences. I was completely honest on Monday after I hadn't been for a while," Weiner said.
The interviewer asked how he felt about the reports that his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is pregnant.
Walking away, Weiner said, "I have no comment on that."
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This article appears in the June 9, 2011 edition of National Journal Daily PM Update.