New Photos Emerge In Weiner Sexting Scandal; Both Critics And Supporters Rally Outside Weiner’s Office

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — With many leading Democrats calling for Anthony Weiner to resign over his controversial twittering of lewd photos of his privates parts to young women, the New York Democrat’s hopes that might hold onto his seat – even as he took a temporary leave of absence to receive professional treatment – may have dimmed, as more photos surfaced Sunday.

On Sunday published new photos it had obtained of Weiner took of himself using his Blackberry and a mirror showing Weiner posing in front of mirrors in the House gym and, in some of them, grabbing his crotch. In one of the photos, Weiner is wearing nothing but a towel held over his groin with one hand on the towel and the other on his, well, crotch.

CBS News confirmed through Congressional sources that the backdrop of the pictures – which show Weiner shirtless, in a towel – is the House Members Gym, in the basement of the Rayburn House Office Building. Pictures were taken on the gym floor and in the locker room.

TMZ says the pictures were forwarded to at least one woman.

PHOTOS: More Explicit Weiner Photos Emerge (credit: TMZ)

On Sunday afternoon, constituents of the 9th Congressional District rallied outside of Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s Kew Gardens office Sunday to demand the embattled lawmaker step down.

About 20 people gathered outside Weiner’s office to demand that the New York Democrat leave now, including members of the civic group, The Juniper Park Civic Association.

On its website, JPCA says the congressman has, “disgraced his constituents, his family and himself” and should resign immediately.

Sixty-one-year-old Jim Scott held a sign that said: “Weiner must resign today, today! Rehab tomorrow.” Scott said Weiner “is not fit to be our congressman.”

Some signs said its time for the disgraced lawmaker to go, calling him a “porn Tweeter” and sporting pictures of him as Pinocchio.

“The lying, you don’t lie. As a public official, if you don’t have faith in  a public official, who can you have faith in?” said Tom Lynch of Kew Gardens.

“He betrayed us all by doing something like that. We trusted him, and he did this,” said Theresa Riley of Middle Village.

There was anger, with opponents both Democrat and Republican reminding everyone of the latest round of Weiner pictures.

“I got my congressman taking shots of his genitals. That’s what’s important to Anthony Weiner folks. It ain’t about potholes, it’s about his genitals,” said Kevin Hiltunen of Bergen Beach.

The rally started as a call for Congressman Weiner’s resignation, but several of his supporters arrived, shouting down these demonstrators.

“He makes votes in Congress right? He makes votes. Is that going to affect his vote making decisions? Is that going to affect how he represents this community?” said Edward Taylor of Kew Gardens.

Weiner’s record is what many of his supporters are holding onto, but at the Puerto Rican Day Parade, there was little support from Governor Cuomo.

“It’s all obviously very concerning and disturbing. This furthers the stigmatization of politicians,” he said.

Weiner wasn’t there to hear their calls. On Saturday, he announced he would be asking for a leave of absence from Congress so he could into treatment.

In a statement, Weiner’s spokeswoman Risa Heller, said the congressman left Saturday morning, “to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person. In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well.”

The statement didn’t say what type of treatment Weiner would be getting or where.

Before his announcement Saturday, several top Democrats, including House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, called for his resignation, saying “I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a member of Congress.”

Pelosi has also requested an ethics investigation of the sexting scandal.

Do you think Anthony Weiner should resign or is treatment enough? Sound off below in our comments section…

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  • Mr Fabulous

    What do you do when you want to train hard but can’t handle the pressure? Quit?

    He visits the clinic for an exam and all that other fun stuff. Then the physician’s
    assistant comes in, pokes, prods, thumps, and performs additional strange rituals. He sits down, looks AW in the eye and says, “You look great. Your weight lifting has kept you in fine shape. There’s only one problem…..Those photos!”

    What? You just don’t get it. You bust your butt in the gym 2-3 hours a day, eat
    the right foods and go lusting after those women? What’s the problem?
    Plenty, as it turns out. Ignoring hypertension will shorten your lifespan
    significantly, and no one will ever diagnose the soul of AW.

  • Paul D

    This guy should just go. He should do the right thing and find some indeterminate corner of the private sector and never be heard from again. If he sticks around, it’s just going to get worse. He’s stained not only his own party but the entire political landscape. He needs to go away! Try to preserve at least an iota of his self dignity.

  • Glenn

    People need to get on with their lives, there are more important things than Anthhony’s weiner.

  • annaB
    • steve


  • JH



    FALSE HEADLINE-where in this article does it say anyone “rallied” in support?

  • Trishe

    Slow news day, again!

  • Evan Ginzburg

    How much time do the anti-Weiner protesters have on their hands?

    • HRC

      About the same amount of time Weiner has to sext young women…A LOT!

    • IC

      People with actual lives do things on Sundays. I guess anti-semites don’t, but that’s not surprsing.

  • Unreal Rex

    Every day he stays makes people more disgusted with him and with the Democratic congressmen and women who haven’t expelled him.

    Please stay until the end of your term, Mr Weiner, so that you and all of your deaf and blind fellow Democrats will be replaced by Republicans, whose party got rid of their own bad apples very promptly.

    • IC

      I didn’t see anyone getting rid of Vitter and he BROKE THE LAW and actually CHEATED, as in IN PERSON with a PROSTITUTE.

  • liz

    RESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR HIS WIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TOTALLY PATHETIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HE IS SO DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • karen s

    mr weiner, please, don’t go away: mad, disgraced, repentant, just Go Away. Photos (taken by yourself) in the Capitol Gym, puts this entire episode squarely in the realm of violating House rules. Take yourself out of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people …” You are selfish, and arrogant. Good luck with your therapy. Give us back the 6pm news as a Weiner free zone!

    • vincent merkel

      Dear Hypocrit,,,where is your outrage at David Vitter …used campaign funds to see prostitues and sodomize them ……and of course John Ensign who did a staff workers wife and then payed them off to shut their mouth ……mmmmmmm silence when it’s a republican degenerate …your hypocrisy is showing

      • Agnes

        David Vitter is so much better looking than Weiner…so I don’t mind him sticking around

      • vincent merkel

        I forgot one Larry I love gay sex in public bathrooms Craig another Republican where is the out rage…all you rightys what phonys you all are …full of the same depravity as Vitter, Ensign , and Craig

  • Alex

    HRC is right!!!!!

  • LMAO

    I must say as a politician Weiner has balls…and he’s got the pics to prove it…LMAO!!….RESIGN ALREADY WILL YA!!

  • Tony from Vienna

    He can’t quit. He is unemployable in any useful capacity. He has sucked at the government teat his entire adult life. He knows no other way. He doesn’t even have a law degree to fall back on.

    He started out as Schumer’s butt boy, went into the city council. and then congress. For what kind of useful employment is he qualified on that basis?

    And he’s a bit long in the tooth to pose for the Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue.

    • Alex

      You are entirely right. he is helpless at any job except for government which requires no responsibility and no skills. We have now a big number these professional politicians like Schumer, Obama, Weiner, Carl Kruger, etc. It’s why they are going to die but never approve term limits.

  • mike

    DO NOT RESIGN,. you hav enot comited any thing wrong. you have good Body and we all make mistakes, you had no relationship with these women. Now you Know who your friends are in Congress. Elections are near so both Partys are amking you a Scape Goat. We New Yorkers support Weiner. you worked very hard for us and we will forgive you.

    • Alex

      You are dishonest. We New Yorkers insist him to resign. Let him work and pay taxes.

      • IC

        Don’t speak for all New Yorkers, please. 53% of his constituents said they want him to stay in a poll. This New Yorker does too. Focus on deleting all the porn you have stored on your computer and stop focusing on others’ personal lives. This is a matter for his wife, not you. It has nothing to do with his ability to do his JOB, which is representing his constituents’ POLITICAL INTERESTS.

    • Huh?

      Speak for yourself Mike

  • Dale Auburn

    In the 1990′s, Bill Clinton LIED about having an affair. Still, Democrats loved and supported him.

    In the 2000′s, George Bush LIED about weapons of mass destruction, and used that lie to start two disastrous wars for his own personal financial gain. Still, Republicans loved and supported and re-elected him for it.

    In 2011, Anthony Weiner LIED about some photos on Twitter. This time, however, both Democrats and Republicans (who, as noted above, love and support lies by politicians) are calling on him to resign.

    What changed in the last few years? What happened to absolute loyalty to one’s party at all times and at all costs? That’s supposed to be the very purpose of politics, yet it’s quite absent here.

    • M.A.D

      Tweeter. Its hard to prove Innocence.

    • Alex

      You are not correct. Just recently, Republican Representative Peter Lee from upstate got caught with the same story with on-line pictures. He resigned himself in 24 hours without any pressure. It means accountability.

      • Dale Auburn

        I am correct, and your recent example actually strengthens my point. Back then, both Clinton and Bush told WORSE lies and were still supported. (Bush was re-elected BECAUSE of his lie). Now, even a tiny lie gets everybody upset.

        Again I ask, what changed?

  • Michael Flynn

    What Hypocrisy:
    In a World where technology will allow people to have simulated safe sex on the internet, that involves tactile stimulation etc., America’s concept of socially acceptable internet fantasy, or secret voyeuristic safe sex play will become less strident. Will married people partake in such a capability? Frankly it’s a given they will partake and by the millions. The Congressman appears not to have crossed the line with a minor in his communications via the internet. I feel he should stay in Congress, take his leave of absence and seek the counseling that is available to atone for any betrayal of trust in his marriage. This is a current problem for Antony Weiner that’s being played out in Millions of homes nationwide and one we’ll all have to think about today and in the future. I hope that Congressman Weiner hangs in there and eventually is accepted back into the fold of Congress. We must recognize that there was no illegal monetary shenanigans going on here and dictating morality is out of vogue these days.

    Mike Flynn ‘Middle-Class Mike’

    • liz

      you have to be kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how could you possibly condone such behavior?
      Weiner is a PERVERT, a LIAR, a CREEP, ETC ETC ETC! Who could ever trust or believe ANYTHING that comes out of that DISGUSTING MOUTH !!!
      I would not want him within 10ft of my kids!!
      He needs HELP, he needs to RESIGN!!!!!!!!
      ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dale Auburn

        Yet you presumably LOVED and SUPPORTED Bill Clinton (if you’re a Democrat) or George Bush (if you’re a Republican) in spite of their lies – or maybe BECAUSE of their lies.

        What changed?

  • LT in TN

    Wow… nine constituents are a “rally,” but all those who cheered him Saturday don’t matter.

  • LMAO

    “I think that if I was giving a speech to 45,000 people and someone stood up and heckled in the back, I wouldn’t spend three days talking to him. I’m going to get back to the conversation I care about.”

    I guess that conversation would revolve mostly around his p e n i s…LMAO!

  • Why O Why?

    Of all the sexy congressmen, why did it have to be the ugliest one to expose himself??

    • rick

      Actually he’s got a pretty good body for a man his age. Thank god it wasn’t Saxby Chambliss that showed off his bod…

      • Why O Why?

        At least Saxby has a normal looking neck…LOL

  • MMZ

    Anthony Weiner has personal problems he needs to work on but as a political leader for over 20 years he has done wonderful things for the Rockaways throughout the years. Weiner has always been there for help and support. He should be judged on his political past not his sexual addictions. I am sure most of the men judging him right now are either doing the same thing or would like to…go figure, that life in cyberspace…

  • steve

    to weiser ya right!

  • HRC

    Oh my God more Weiner pics at TMZ this morning!

    • steve

      TMZ is nothing more than a group of organized stalkers. They have no credibility. When one of them gets shot or arrested for trespassing or stalking they will disband. Thats fine, because they have the most insipid program on television. Harvey Levin and his gashouse gang of unemployable dunderheads need to go away.

  • JOHN A.

    Congressman Weiner needs to resign -NOW! He should not be representing the 9th District while he is going for much needed nelp with his very serious problem!

  • Stephen Weiser

    I don’t know who is responsible at the Juniper Park Civic Association
    for this witch hunt against Anthony Weiner,but I suspect it is politically
    motivated!! He has served our community in various positions admirably
    for over 20 years. I don’t condone his behavior but this is a moral issue
    and the man needs help with an internet porn addiction.Since when
    have our leaders become anointed instead of appointed? Is there
    anyone in your association that would not be shamed by something
    they have done? Anthony is a great leader,not a saint! He needs
    help,our support and forgiveness.

    • HRC

      If he sent these pics to your daughter would you still feel the same way??

      • IC

        Those women were soliciting him. Your daughter probably did too.

  • steve

    Ass hole he is!!

  • Mark

    Resign already!

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