Anthony Weiner

American politician (born 1964)

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.

Anthony Weiner

Early political career change

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

Weiner married Huma Abedin in 2010. Their son was born in 2011.

Weiner is Jewish.

References change

  1. "The Arena: - Rep. Anthony Weiner Bio". 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. "Anthony D. Weiner". 2005. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  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". Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  8. Rosenberg, Rebecca; Golding, Bruce (29 August 2016). "Anthony Weiner sexted busty brunette while his son was in bed with him".