As much as Hillary Clinton wants him to, Anthony Weiner just won’t go away. The sexting-addicted disgraced politician is back in the news, now having gotten his estranged wife Huma Abedin and her boss Hillary in trouble with reportedly thousands of emails sent from Clinton’s illegal private server found on one of his devices.
Weiner was once a rising star in the Democrat Party, but he disgraced himself with his clinical sexual insecurities and perversions. Here are 11 things you need to know about Weiner.
1. Weiner first got his start in politics as a staffer to Charles Schumer. Schumer, at the time the Democratic congressional representative from New York, was a mentor for Weiner’s political ambitions, and convinced Weiner to get involved with New York politics instead of running for Congress in Florida. In 1992, Weiner served as the youngest member of the New York City council and was then elected to Schumer’s Congressional seat in 1998 when the contemptible politician ran for the Senate. However, things have been icy between the two men due to Weiner opposing some of Schumer’s initiatives and Michael Bloomberg’s mayoral bid, as well as Weiner’s refusal to come clean about his 2011 sexting scandal.
2. In Congress, Weiner was the lead sponsor of only one bill. That one bill involved making it illegal for people to sell cigarettes online to those who are below the age of 18 or those circumventing cigarette sales taxes. The bill did pass by an overwhelming majority, but it was the only piece of legislation championed by Weiner throughout his 13 years in Congress. Most of what Weiner did in Congress was give brash speeches on the House floor rather than being focused on accomplishing anything.
3. Weiner became a rock star among leftists after he went on a tirade against Republicans on the House floor. In 2010, Weiner was incensed that Republicans had objected to the fact that the Democrats had put the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act on the suspension calendar, meaning that it required a two-thirds threshold to pass the House because no amendments were allowed to be added to the bill. Weiner started bloviating about Republicans objecting to the procedure to hide their eventual no vote when Rep. Peter King (R-NY) requested Weiner to yield his time to respond.
“The gentleman will observe regular order!” Weiner erupted while pointing at King, accusing him of providing “cover for his colleagues rather than doing the right thing.”
Ironically, King had been criticizing his own party for not supporting the bill. The bill itself was actually a massive scam, but to leftists feelings are more important than facts, which is why so many of them fell head over heels for Weiner after watching him scream at King over nothing.
4. Weiner’s stardom spiraled downhill when his first sexting scandal surfaced. Weiner became infamous for accidentally posting a lewd photograph of his crotch on Twitter to a female Twitter account. He took it down and claimed he had gotten hacked, while the female he sent it to shut down her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Andrew Breitbart and his team caught it and reported on it, and then they masterfully sifted their way through the line of smears lobbed at them by Weiner and his media sycophants, all culminating in Breitbart taking over Weiner’s press conference and threatening to release a very graphic photograph if Weiner continued to accuse him of deceiving the public:
Weiner, who had been late to the press conference, broke down into tears and admitted to his sexting ways. He resigned from Congress shortly thereafter.
At the time Weiner had been married to Abedin for about a year.
5. Weiner ran for mayor of New York City two years later, only to have that derailed by yet another sexting scandal. In 2013, Weiner admitted that he had been sexting with 10 different women – three since he had resigned from Congress – under the cartoonish alias of “Carlos Danger.” Weiner lost in a landslide in the mayoral primary to the eventual mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.
6. During that mayoral primary, Weiner got into a hilarious shouting match with one of his constituents. After Weiner had admitted to his “Carlos Danger” escapades, he stayed in the race and some voter called him on out on his inappropriate behavior. The voter kept telling Weiner to stay out of the public sphere, while Weiner kept blustering about how the voter is in no position to judge him.
7. Abedin and Weiner eventually became separated after a report surfaced that Weiner had been sexting with another woman with his young son next to him. In August, yet another photograph of Weiner’s crotch emerged, and the picture featured his young son lying next to him in bed. This was the final straw for Weiner and Abedin’s marriage.
8. Weiner is currently being investigated by the FBI for sexting an underage girl. He was reportedly sexting a 15-year-old girl with messages like “I would bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week,” according to the UK Daily Mail. He is reportedly cooperating with the agency in the investigation.
9. The Clinton team allegedly knew about Weiner’s underage sexting…in 2011. This is according to WikiLeaks emails, as reported by the New York Daily News:
One exchange from June 10, 2011 shows John Podesta, now the Clinton campaign chairman, as well as top Clinton aides Jennifer Palmieri and Neera Tanden, monitoring a report that police in Delaware had asked a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about contact she may have had with Weiner, who at the time was still a member of Congress.
“Oof,” Palmieri wrote in an email to Podesta and Tanden with the news report attached below.
Little did they know that the report they linked to was a foreshadowing to…
10. The FBI decided to re-open Clinton’s email investigation because of their investigation of Weiner. When the FBI was searching Weiner’s laptop for sexting, they discovered 650,000 emails that were potentially related to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server, as Abedin and Weiner shared the same laptop. It is believed that “thousands of those messages could have been sent to or from the private server that Mrs. Clinton used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal reported. The political fallout for Clinton and the Democrats has been hysterically funny.
11. Joe Biden really, really doesn’t like Weiner. When the vice president was told in a CNN interview that the emails came from Weiner’s laptop Biden’s reaction was hilarious.
“Oh God. Anthony Weiner,” Biden said, per the Daily Wire. “I should not comment on Anthony Weiner, I’m not a big fan. And I wasn’t before he got in trouble, so I shouldn’t comment on Anthony ‘Weemer.'”