New York Times calls for Weiner to step aside

Rick Moran
In a scathing editorial, the New York Times is calling on former congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race because of revelations about his sexting that continued for months after his resignation from congress. When the first texts were revealed two years ago, Mr. Weiner lied about it, saying he had been the victim of hackers. Then he owned up, tearfully abandoned his office and retreated into private life. Then he was back, telling the world that therapy and his wife's forgiveness had turned him around and that he was ready to begin a new chapter. That turned out to be the mayor's race, which he entered in May. What he did not say then, and what voters did not realize until Tuesday, was that his resignation had not been the end of his sexual misconduct. The timing here matters, as it would for any politician who violates the public's trust and then asks to have it back. Things are different now, he insists. "This behavior is behind me," he...(Read Full Post)

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