Rep. Weiner Stays Silent In Wake Of New, Racy Text Messages

Democrats Run For The Hills As House Ethics Probe Plan Moves Forward

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The heat is on.

There were renewed calls Tuesday for the resignation of troubled Congressman Anthony Weiner from both political parties.

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In Sheepshead Bay a very blunt sign was posted on the window of the congressman’s community office. The sign read: “resign, pervert Weiner.”

This on the day new racy messages from Weiner surfaced online, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

Believe it or not, there is someone in New York City with something nice to say about Congressman Weiner: his dad.

“I’m very proud of him, everything he’s done,” Morton Weiner said.

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Everything he’s done includes sexting six women, both before and after his marriage to Huma Abedin, and initially lying about it. That has House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi demanding an ethics probe and has Weiner’s political friends running for the hills.

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“I don’t see anything that I did that violated any rules of the House. I don’t see anything that I did that certainly violated my oath of office to uphold the Constitution,” Weiner said on Monday.

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“I know Congressman Weiner. I wish there was some way I could defend him, but I can’t,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

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The ethics probe revelation could be tough on Weiner, especially since the women he texted are expected to be questioned. One, 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss, has reportedly claimed that she and the congressman had phone sex on a congressional phone line.

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Weiner and Weiss also reportedly sent sexually explicit text messages. The following exchanges were released by Radar Online.

On Sept. 22, 2010:

Weiss: i think u r so totally hot and u r lucky i don’t have your number right now…

Weiner: how did i miss this chance to rock your world by phone? give me another chance! stalk me baby, very hot.

On Feb. 2, 2011:

Weiss: where are you you hot congressman? let’s have some fb sex?

Weiner: hey sexy baby. i miss you.

On March 16, 2011:

Weiss: I love that you are always (expletive) when I talk to you

Weiner: I’m horny a lot. sorry

Also expected to be questioned is Meaghan Broussard, a 26-year-old single mother from Texas, who also said she got steamy photos from Weiner.

“He was eager to hear about if I wanted him or thought he was attractive,” Broussard told ABC News.

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A number of congressional leaders, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, have outright called for Weiner to resign, but New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took a more charitable view.

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“Whether Anthony remains in office is a matter for himself, his constituents and the ethics committee,” Gillibrand said.

Meanwhile, tapes have surfaced of an appearance the congressman made on WFAN’s the “Boomer and Carton” show in March 2008 to talk about the downfall of former governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned because he had sexual relations with hookers. From the sounds on the video, Weiner sounds an awful lot like someone who clearly thinks his own actions will remain secret:

“I learned that people up in Albany are having a lot of sex, down in Washington we are not doing nearly so well,” Weiner said.

“Between President Clinton and Spitzer the bar for impropriety is so high I can never reach it. My skeletons are relatively minor compared to his.”

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Kramer attempted to ask the congressman about the ethics probe on Tuesday, but her phone call was not returned. But that didn’t stop the calls for his resignation, or the criticism. However, a poll released Tuesday found that about half of New York City voters think Weiner should hang onto his congressional seat. But most say they want him to stay out of the race to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013.

The Marist Poll found 51 percent said Weiner should remain in Congress, while 30 percent said he should step down, and 18 percent said they weren’t sure. But 56 percent said Weiner should not run for mayor, while 25 percent said he should. Nineteen percent said they were unsure.

Weiner reportedly spent the day in his office calling supporters to ask them to continue to show support.

What do you think? Sound off below in our comments section…

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One Comment

  1. Walty says:

    Breaking news, breaking news, breaking news. Weiner leaves his office. Stops for pedestrians. Wearing a suit. Super journalists break another amazing story. Weiner has his problems but the coverage of the story shows that the morons at CBS are going to milk this for all it is worth or until they run out of meaningless adjectives.

  2. Louie H. says:

    The pendulum swings over your head, Weiner……your time is almost up. Please do not waste any more taxpayer dollars on an “ethics” probe; you did it, you lied, and you finally admitted it – ethics violated, end of story. Just resign now and move on. Maybe you’ll get your own TV show, but you do not nearly have the charisma or debating skills that Spitzer has. Maybe a reality show instead. Just leave politics now before you soil the name the good name of Congress any further and we get someone in your place that we can respect again. You will never get the respect of New Yorkers back, no matter what you do.

  3. DCOnEdge says:

    let he who is without sin cast the first stone, you conservative idiots. YOU ALL have skeletons in the closet; I know that for a FACT! I have skeletons. Every human being over the age of 25 has done some things that they would rather not have revealed publicly. Let the voters decide if they want him to continue in office in the next election. He has done NOTHING illegal.

  4. Dale Auburn says:

    When Bush lied about WMD’s, people cheered, applauded, and re-elected him for it. Now Weiner lies and people want him out. Why the double-standard??.

  5. Mr Expert says:

    Hello AMERICA Let’s face it it’s a norm now days for our future leaders to bite themselves in the RIGHT FOOT. Like I said before there’s more to this crazy einer weiner Loser weeper Liar Liar pants on FIRE since he couldn’t control his wiener. I must I’ve meet Mr Weiner when he gave a speech at my son Graduation at PS in Brooklyn very self sufficient guy, now that his pants on fire he’s career will go down with it folks now all we have to look forward to is Weiner &Spitzer on CNN or (OWN) Oprah Winfrey Network some network let’s just it’s in 3D.GOD BLESS AMERICA. and Soon he will stop blessing AMERICA caused of to much wrong doing especially in AMERICA.2 be continued. Mu ah.

  6. Tony says:

    Hey Jim jones if you bleeding heart liberal you are is gonna stick up for that weasel worm and knock and put down a top reporter who isn’t afraid to ask questions or say it like it is learn how to spell or go back to Nancy Pelosi school
    You liberal you

  7. daisy says:

    Dont ask him to resigns just let him suffer the humiliation of losing his next race.This is the face of holier than thou dont you think so.

    1. Ellen says:

      Daisy, your right on target. Just vote him out if you have a problem with it. What I don’t like is all the Republicans getting on the bandwagon and coming off as it they never had a scandal or two.

  8. flea says:

    This is the reason why the last time i voted was in 1980, when i voted for Jimmy Carter…He only lusted in his heart.

  9. j.j. says:

    the most embarrassing thing is that weiner has a little weanie.

  10. truth says:


  11. KPMc says:

    I bet Marcia Kramer at least knows how to spell the phrase “staking out”!

    Steaking out… that’s funny. Maybe you should drink your own Kool Aid, Jim.

  12. Jimme says:

    When he was caught his first instinct was to lie and try to cover it up, HELLOOOO all you liberals out there trying to make excuses for him. If he does that about something stupid like that what do you think he would do about really important stuff?

    Besides this isn’t France such things shouldn’t be tolerated from our elected officials.

    1. DCOnEdge says:

      let he who is without sin cast the first stone, you conservative idiot. YOU have skeletons; i don;t know you but I know that for a FACT! I have skeletons. Every human being over the age of 25 has done some things that they would rather not have revealed publicly. Let the voters decide if they want him to continue in office in the next election. He has done NOTHING illegal.

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