(The Root) — Anthony Weiner stood in front of cameras today to admit to an inappropriate online relationship with a 22-year-old woman. It was familiar territory for the former congressman, who resigned his seat two years ago in the midst of a similar scandal.
During a press conference today, Weiner admitted to the relationship. “I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out,“ said Weiner, “and today they have.“ He also said that he currently has no intention to withdraw from the mayoral race. His wife, Huma, was by his side, saying that she loves him and forgives his poor decisions.
Twitter wasn’t quite as forgiving, however; it had plenty of chastising and jokes to spread around.
You think if Weiner’s wife had exposed herself on the Internet that he’d forgive her and take her back? Duh.
— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) July 23, 2013
So did Anthony Weiner wake up this am & say “I’ll show you how to grab a headline Royal Baby!” It is important to start the day w/ a goal.
— Stacey E. Singleton (@staceyNYCDC) July 23, 2013
The TRUE character of a man is revealed in what he does when he thinks nobody will EVER find out. Today we saw Weiner’s true character.
— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) July 23, 2013
For the love of everything can Anthony Weiner keep it together or rather in his pants?? lawdt
— Laur (@LSanz92) July 23, 2013
Anthony Weiner… Dude, look at your life. Look at your choices.
— Amelia Wedemeyer (@ameliadeew) July 23, 2013