Things aren’t so bad for Anthony Weiner
Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress Thursday after more than a week of evading and lying to reporters about whether or not he had indeed sent lewd photographs of himself to a number of women via Twitter, took off for the Hamptons with his wife, Huma Abedin, to try to piece their marriage back together.
Weiner had little choice but to resign, after calls for him to step down came from high-ranking members of his own party, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel. Even President Obama, in an interview with NBC’s Today show, said he’d resign if he were Weiner. (Pornographic magazine publisher offers Weiner a job)
The congressman left for the Hamptons with his wife following his resignation, hoping to repair the marriage, which is less than a year old. Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that Abedin may not even want to fix the marriage. The paper says Abedin, three months pregnant with Weiner’s child, feels trapped in the marriage.
“He could be having sex live on TV for the whole world to watch and she’d still feel like she’d have to stay with him for now,” a source close to the couple told the Post.
But it isn’t all bad for Weiner. The New York Daily News reports that, for a small fee, Weiner can retain his membership at the House of Representatives’ gym, where he posed shirtless and wearing only a towel for a series of pictures.
Also, the National Taxpayers Union has calculated that the disgraced former congressman is eligible for a $46,224 annual pension.