PHOTO: Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting ways may have finally spelled the end of his marriage. File Photo
By Michael V. Cusenza
Former Queens Congressman and serial sext-fiend Anthony Weiner once again let his fingers do the dirty talking — however this time wife Huma Abedin let her feet do the walking…all the way to an official separation.
Abedin, a close confidant of Hillary Clinton, made the announcement on Monday following a New York Post report featuring an alleged Weiner crotch-selfie that also captures the couple’s son Jordan, 4, who is lying next to his indecent dad. Weiner allegedly sent the pic, and several others, to a woman with which he had been sexting some months ago.
That, apparently, was the final straw for Abedin, who was “furious and sickened” by the picture, according to a CNN story that quoted two people close to the family.
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy,” Abedin said in a statement.
Wait. It gets even worse.
According to several reports, the City Administration for Children’s Services has launched an investigation into Weiner and the prurient pic. The Post also reported that Catholic League President Bill Donohue filed a complaint of suspected child abuse with the state Office of Children and Family Services.
This latest salacious scandal could not have come at a more precarious time for Abedin. The presidential campaign is rounding into the home stretch with just two months to go. Clinton holds a fairly commanding lead over GOP dumpster fire Donald Trump, but some polls indicate that Trump has been gaining ground lately, especially in certain swing states.
On the other hand, some might even say that Abedin, by now, should be used to her husband’s behavior and the subsequent fallout. She certainly has been here before.
In the summer of 2009, Weiner now (in)famously mass-tweeted a d*ck-pic instead of messaging an image of his member directly to the intended target: a Seattle college student. Initially, the former Forest Hills resident claimed he had been hacked.
Send in the clowns.
After a self-imposed two-week leave of absence, the seven-term congressman decided to resign and step down from the 9th District seat.
“I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused,” Weiner said. “I am announcing my resignation from Congress, so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most important so that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused.”
Weiner (somewhat) triumphantly returned to the political fray in 2013 to run for mayor. His promising campaign was violently derailed when fresh sexts and compromising photos – sent under the bizarre alias “Carlos Danger” – forced Weiner to once again abandon his career in public service.