WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — CBS 2 has confirmed that Congressman Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is pregnant.

This latest bombshell has come on the heels of the New York Democrat admitting he not only sent lewd photos to women and carried out online relationships with some of them, but that he also sent sexually explicit images of himself out on the Internet.

None of this is playing well for a man who seems to have the entire world against him.

“I should not have done this particularly when I was married,” Weiner said on Monday. “I love her very much and she loves me.”

That Weiner had several online affairs while his wife is expecting their first child has some constituents shaking their heads.

“I think it’s a disgrace,” Queens voter Rose Angelicola told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

“It’s like insult to injury,” added Margaret Vicino of Middle Village.

“I think it’s even worse what he did considering his wife is pregnant,” Maria Longo said.

“It’s a time bomb that just exploded,” Conrad Jargilo added.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania congresswoman  Rep. Allyson Schwartz became the first Democratic House colleague to call for Weiner’s resignation on Wednesday, and the White House pointedly passed up a chance to defend him, ominous signs for a lawmaker struggling to survive a sex scandal in the age of social media.

“Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress,” Schwartz said in a statement, venturing where other prominent Democratic officials have been unwilling to go.

“In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign.”

At the White House, press secretary Jay Carney said, “We have no comment” on the New York congressman, who has admitted to exchanging explicit photos and messages through Twitter, Facebook, email and occasionally on the phone with roughly six women in recent years.

One lawmaker said that in a phone conversation during the day, Weiner indicated he hopes to ride out the furor and remain in Congress. The lawmaker spoke on condition of anonymity, saying it was a private conversation.

At the same time, Weiner’s own words suggested there may be other, more troubling revelations ahead.

At a news conference on Monday, he did not deny that there might be an x-rated photo of himself in existence or that he had engaged in phone sex. He also admitted he could not be sure none of the women with whom he flirted was underage.

Weiner has not issued any public statements in two days.

The 46-year-old lawmaker initially resorted to denials last week when asked about a lewd photo of himself that was sent to a woman via Twitter. He recanted at an extraordinary news conference on Monday during which he apologized for his actions but said he was not resigning.

He has come under increasing pressure from fellow Democrats, who have talked openly of eliminating his congressional seat when it comes time to redistrict before the 2012 election, or perhaps fielding a primary opponent to challenge him.

Weiner has adamantly denied ever meeting any of the women and has said he never had a physical relationship with any of them.

If so, that would make his case a sexless sex scandal but one that illustrates the ability of social media sites to spread controversy almost instantaneously across the country.

Weiner’s predicament has roiled the Democratic Party, particularly the women who hold leadership posts and have faced a choice between calling for a resignation or hoping that refraining from doing so would lead him to quit without being told.

In the interim, few pass up the chance to signal to Weiner that he should step down.

The head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Patty Murray, told reporters during the day that Weiner’s troubles “of course” complicate the party’s efforts ahead of in the 2012 elections.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. said, “I just view it with great surprise and dismay. That’s all I can say.”

Feinstein and Murray were first elected to the Senate in 1992, the so-called “year of the women” that was a watershed in Democratic political history.

The party’s leader in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California has called for an ethics committee investigation to see whether Weiner’s actions violated any House rules.

Pelosi and the party’s chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, declined to respond directly on Tuesday when the Republican chairman, Reince Priebus, urged them to say whether they believe Weiner should step down.

The Democratic National Committee has adamantly refused to comment, while a spokesman in Wasserman Schultz’s congressional office has said only that she supports Pelosi’s call for an ethics investigation.

By contrast, the former Democratic Party chairman, Tim Kaine, has urged Weiner to quit. Kaine is running for the Senate in Virginia.

While declining to make any public comments since Monday, Weiner has been on something of an apology tour by telephone.

He has contacted fellow House members and former President Bill Clinton, who officiated at the congressman’s wedding to Huma Abedin nearly a year ago.

Abedin is a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and currently is deputy chief of staff at the State Department.

The officials who spoke about the telephone calls did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were private matters.

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Comments (20)
  1. David says:

    im sure that hill and bill will give them excellent advice, as they have been there before


    And when I think about Barney Frank, it’s like a baby’s arm holding an apple!

  3. Gregory says:

    Please leave Ms. Abedin alone and refrain from asinine cruel remarks. Congressman Weiner deserves scorn; his injured wife does not.

  4. bullett says:

    Well, he (Weiner) finally got something right.

    1. Moon Them says:

      Anchor Baby
      Anchor Baby
      Anchor Baby
      ……………………..Deport the parents

  5. JoeAstroturf says:

    I have a theory on the liitle weiner picture. Barney Frank and his boyfriend Herb Moses from Fannie Mae the one that took us taxpayers for just 162 billion dollars think Anthony (Little WeeWee their nickname for him) Weiner shouldn’t be ashamed of the picture they took of him last summer on Fire Island. If you don’t know what Fire Island is it’s sort of like Dupont Circle in DC where Obama’s good buddy Kal Penn got mugged, wonder what he was doing there heh. Weiner probably wanted the girls he sent the picture to perform certain services to be able to get a coveted Obamacare Waiver. At least he don’t belong to Jeremiah’s “Down Low Club” like some more important people have. Do a google search before they change it and find out who has. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. No wonder they know what teabaggers are in the White House.

    Please Check out song called teapartiers I can’t hear you at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfboOindCo

    Here’s a verse

    Doctors are retiring earlier but we’re getting 17000 new IRS
    This is how Obama creates health care jobs I guess
    For 234 years this country’s been God’s blessing.
    Now he’s following Cloward and Piven’s to bankrupt the country I’m guessing
    If Obamacare gives Grandma and Grandpa a scare
    Think how when their rationed and die earlier we’ll save on healthcare

  6. Jim Morris says:

    He has contacted fellow House members and former President Bill Clinton, who officiated at the congressman’s wedding to Huma Abedin nearly a year ago.

  7. LISA says:

    That is ONE busy weiner I tell ya…Poor woman. Awful timing.

  8. mtlassen1992 says:

    I think congress should sever the Weiner!

  9. we the people says:

    Liberals have zero credibility…FIRE BARRY 2012

  10. we the people says:

    FIRE BARRY 2012

    1. Bob Fowler says:

      Who shall we replace President Obama with? If he resigns, Joe Biden becomes President. That is what you want? Or shall we just forgo the entire electoral process and appoint a Republican? Which Republican is beyond reproach? I mean which one hasn’t touched little boys, cheated on their spouse, skirted tax or immigration laws…?

      Instead of posting pointless attacks, post a suggested solution. Here’s a suggested solution for you; stop policing the world, immediately close all overseas military installations, return all overseas military personnel to America and use them to restore the storm damaged south, modify the existing social service program to eliminate fraud/waste by making people work for their benefits, require a national sales tax which replaces income tax, convene a new Constitutional Convention to create a new, clear basis for government that represents ALL of the people, instead of special interest groups and the rich only.

      Right or wrong, this still seems a bit more thoughtful than FIRE BARRY 2012 doesn’t it?

  11. Andrea says:

    U got to see his “weiner”? I read that pics r posted on the web, but I haven’t seen those particular pics. is it really like his nose? Too funny!

  12. Mr. Salami says:

    I bet Hillary is the father. Judging from the photo, her wiener is probably bigger.


    Wow, is that your graphic way of saying “how could she be pregnant if he spends his nights having cybersex” ??

  14. dave game says:

    I am the game baby. As long as I approve your blog you are square with me you stupid chumps.

  15. Jill says:

    Then that definitely says something is wrong with him. Evidently his wife is doing her “wifely” duties and he’s still not satisfied, he’s smiling and embracing her, yet using the internet to pick up other women. It’s just a matter of time that he would have slept with one of those girls. That’s if he hasn’t already, DOG !

  16. Ellen says:

    Keep the kid out of it will you. Not even born yet and this poor baby has a lot of deal with thanks to daddy.

  17. David Huser says:

    According to the Daily Rash, now Wiener is blaming Charlie Sheen’s hairpiece for sending the Twitter pictures! http://www.thedailyrash.com/?p=7053

  18. JC says:

    I called for his resignation first!
    What should he do in Retirement?

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