Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers took it hard when former flame Anthony Weiner deceived her about his recent Twitter picture scandal. The Fox News contributor, who initially defended Weiner, has called on the scandal-ridden New York Congressman to resign.
In a Wednesday column, Powers, who dated Weiner for three months in 2002, said he “must resign from Congress immediately.”
Powers attests that the Congressman, who admitted Monday to tweeting a photo of his erect penis, was dishonest with her when she confronted him about the story.
According to Powers’s latest article, Weiner wrote in an email to her before his public confession, “I didn’t send it, statements on sat, sun, monday, the girl said she doesn’t know me, I don’t know her. The people I follow are all people who ask. We’ve hired a law firm but not to protect me, to put together the team to figure out how we prevent and maybe civil or criminal next steps. We don’t know where this photo came from. We have theories. Until we know for sure we open up legal hornets nest if we say.”
In her piece, Powers wrote that she felt lied to.
“I believed him when he told me last week that he had done nothing wrong,” Powers wrote. “He knew I was going on the show Hannity, where I would use this false information to defend him in front of millions of people. I did, and I regret it.”
Powers asserts that Weiner is not a trustworthy individual, adding that she questions the truth to his Monday presser.
“There is no way anyone can ever believe anything Weiner says again after that,” Powers wrote. “In fact, I highly doubt that what he said in his press conference is even true. Narcissism doesn’t begin to describe this kind of behavior. It seems there was nobody he didn’t lie to.”
Powers says Weiner’s bad behavior goes beyond the unfair manner in which he has treated his wife. Weiner, Powers claims, is somewhat of a threat to females.
“But even if I could see past the lying and extreme narcissism that is noteworthy even by Washington standards, there is the issue of his attitude toward women,” Powers wrote. “What has emerged is a picture of a predator trolling the Internet for women—some half his age—with which to engage in cybersex.”