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Mixed Reaction To Rep. Weiner’s Rehab Decision In NYC

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Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admits to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it during a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue on June 6, 2011 in New York City. Weiner said he had not met any of the women in person but had numerous sexual relationships online while married.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admits to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it during a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue on June 6, 2011 in New York City. Weiner said he had not met any of the women in person but had numerous sexual relationships online while married. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS 2)Congressman Anthony Weiner had been getting support during his Twitter scandal was his home district in Brooklyn and Queens, but his decision to take a leave of absence from office and enter rehab drew criticism from some of his constituents, Dave Carlin reports.

“I hope he does go into rehab and I hope it does help him. He obviously needs some kid of help. This is crazy. This is insane,” said Jouce Kraskin of Forest Hills.

“That’s ridiculous to me, but I guess he’s trying to build his image back, right?” said Nick Villeta of Forest Hills.

“I think he’s just trying to save face and change the public so they feel bad for him instead of his wife and like him. Going to rehab for sex isn’t going to do anything. I don’t believe he has sex addiction,” said resident Kats Tamanaha.

Some constituents tell Weiner to stay in Congress and run for mayor.

“I think people care too much its not our business what he’s doing. Even though he’s an elected official and represents the people, it’s still his personal life,” said resident John Mantell.

Others, however, say enough is enough.

“He should acknowledge what he did was wrong and acknowledging what you did was wrong doesn’t mean asking for forgiveness solely, it means saying what I did was so wrong I’m just going to step down and stop embarrassing Queens,” said Jessica Glass of Kew Gardens.

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