Rep. Weiner A Notable No-Show At NY Celebrate Israel Parade

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator.

The New York representative’s Twitter scandal was the talk of the day, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

It’s one of the biggest parades in New York City, full of flags, floats, Jewish pride, and politicians who attend to show their solidarity with the state of Israel.

However, Congressman Anthony Weiner, who has been marching in the parade since he arrived on the New York political scene as a city councilman in 1992, was marked absent.

The lewd photo sent from Weiner’s Twitter account appeared to keep him in hiding, which didn’t sit well with New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

“I’d like to see him here,” Sen. Lautenberg said. “He cares about Israel, very active in the Jewish community, and he ought to be here.”

Before the parade, there was the annual Metropolitan Council of Jewish Poverty legislative breakfast, where the so-called “Weinergate” controversy was a looming topic.

Weiner had attended the breakfast every year for the last two decades, and on Friday he had said he would attend – but on Sunday, he was a no-show.

Even though Weiner ducked the breakfast, his ears must have been burning with lingering questions about the controversy. Some are unsatisfied with the congressman’s assertion that he can’t say “with certitude” that the Twitter picture of bulging boxer briefs was him or not.

“It’s becoming a huge circus, and I think it’s unfortunate that the congressman didn’t deal with this quickly,” former New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. said.

“Everywhere I go, people are talking about his – it’s amazing,” City Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr. said. “The big question people are having, and I think he has to explain, is why he just won’t report this.”

Many of Weiner’s colleagues in Congress were also ducking the issue Sunday.

“I’m not here to pass judgement,” Rep. Charles Rangel said. “I’m not trained in that area.”

“I know what you want to ask me, and I don’t want to answer,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney said.

“I have no comment,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler said.

Back at the parade, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other local lawmakers were happy to show solidarity with Israel, while more than just Rep. Weiner’s congressional colleagues seemed to distance themselves fro the scandal.

Congressman Weiner’s office did not respond to questions about why he skipped Sunday’s parade.

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  1. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    What is the big deal here Mayor BLOOMBERG has been doing this for years with other men ..

  2. Mrs. Bee says:

    Weiner – You. Must. Go. Now.

    Stop this embarrasing charade once and for all.

  3. demandthetruth says:

    Weiner must resign! On Y o u t u b e see the Anthony Weiner’s New Underwear —-v i d — this just fits this cheesy and gross jerk…………

  4. Bruce Goldensteinberg says:

    The reason Weiner wasn’t at the parade is not because of the lewd pics. It’s because his wife is a muslim and believes in sharia law. His wife has brainwashed him against Israel and for the palestinian terrorists.

  5. Ben S. says:

    As a Jew, you should be ashamed of yourself for not going to the parade yesterday. Little Weeinie could not stand a few heckles & taunts? You are not a man. You are a worm. I actually donated to your campaign years ago, and I want my money back! I’d rather have Spitzer in your place. At least he was enough to Man Up as soon as he was caught, and take the heat. He was not afraid to face the press & public every day. Are you hiding more than just an underwear photo? Maybe there is a bigger scandal about to be unleashed, like perhaps…..you are a Social Network Sexaholic? How many young girls are caught up in your tangled web??????/

    1. citizen says:

      I read an article that reported Weiner had friended a a number of those who have friended him. A large percentage of those who Weiner had friended happened to be attractive young women.

    2. Chlamydia Jones says:

      @Ben S.

      Weiner is neither man nor worm: he is a politician (i.e. self-serving bastid).

  6. fantum says:

    SO… WHO IS THE MYSTERY WOMAN?

    http://usataxpayer.org/htm/vids.asp?A=516564

  7. p says:

    charityusa.com, goodsearch.com, isearchigive.com, & fundraising-solutions.org .

  8. irish kevin park slope says:

    ary calvi just now said that rep weiner failed to make even a ‘brief appearance’ at the parade!!! Bad pun…m

  9. Fritz Von says:

    He was driving the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile at the parade.

    1. nyc says:

      That’s funny !

  10. HARLEM GOING H.A.M. says:

    “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . .. I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
    Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

  11. Average Joe says:

    U.S. taxpayers give Billion$ and Billion$ to Israel….more than any other country….while unemployment and homeless are at record high.

    1. David Goldstein says:

      So what’s the problem? You sound like a racist and bigot.

  12. Anthony's Weiner says:

    Probably too busy DMing his woody to underaged girls on twitter, instead of posting them in his public timeline.

    1. Michael H. says:

      Since when are college students “underage”?

  13. OFF TOPIC says:

    …..and not funny either…..please get with the program in the future or don’t post here….you’re making the rest of us look like the loser that you are…..thanks.

  14. Pete says:

    If Mister Wiener showed his Wiener, or Frankfurter or Knackwurst to some girls on the internet is his problem. That we should not vote for a PERVERT, is our problem.

  15. Bawney Fwanks says:

    Why widin’t Wony Weiners wesend me whoto?

  16. rileymon says:

    Hey Pork ave relations…. get a real life the dude is a lying schmuck and should resign ! he has no business now running a public office !!!

    1. Pork Ave PR says:

      Your right. 100% right.

  17. Park Ave Public Relations says:

    Mr. Weiner. This is your public relations expert speaking. Her is what you are going to do Monday morning. You are going to call a press conference for later in the afternoon and advise the public that “you” sent the photo that was intended for your wife but sent in error to your distribition list. You were originally to embarrassed to state this earlier to save yoru wife some embarrasment. You were protecting her. You will have her sign off on this with yoru attorney so she can not bring this up in the future again. Case will be closed. End of story. We are all human. And there is nothing wrong with showing affectionf or the one you love. However you choose to do that. Oh, you missed the parade for abovious reasons, bot feeling good from all the stress of last week. Good luck, you can doit.

    1. GIVE ME A HIT OF THAT says:

      dude, you are delusional.

  18. nathan says:

    Hey Marcia that Weiner is a real career builder huh.

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