Schumer on a Weiner mayoral bid: ‘No comment’
April 14th, 2013
11:55 AM ET
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Schumer on a Weiner mayoral bid: ‘No comment’

(CNN) – Silence can speak volumes. And when Chuck Schumer clams up, it might speak more.

Asked Sunday whether shamed former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a fellow Democrat, deserved a second chance in politics, the usually vocal senator had nothing to say.

“I'm not going to comment on that,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week.”

He gave the same response as the question was asked twice more.

“Nope,” he said. “No comment.”

Weiner, who resigned in 2011 amid scandal over a lewd photo sent via Twitter, confirmed in an interview published on Wednesday that he's considering a political comeback.

He admitted that he's eying this year's mayor's race in a New York Times Magazine piece that detailed his life with wife Huma Abedin, a close aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their attempts to stay out of the limelight over the past two years.

"We have been in a defensive crouch for so long," Weiner said in the article. "We are ready to clear the decks on this thing."

Weiner added that he does not have this “burning, overriding desire” to seek office again.

"It's not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it's now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something."

CNN’s Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. neil

    Chuckie always has something to say. Apparently, he is not looking for political action at Anthony's Weiner's expense.

    April 14, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Will Beararms

    Isn't this something the voters in New York City should address?

    April 14, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. fernace

    I didn't know who Anthony Weiner was until his little escapade! It's sad because he's actually a politician who does care & works toward helping people! However, it may be too soon to get back in the game! Memory is still fresh! But this is NYC, they may have a different take! Good Luck, anyway!!

    April 14, 2013 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. The REAL TRUTH...

    At least he knows when to keep his mouth shut, unlike Palin, Ryan, Rubio et al.

    April 14, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. Patrick in Wisconsin

    Sorry Weiner. Don't dig your ditch even further like Sanford is doing right now.

    April 14, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Name lynn

    Chuck an anthony the devil an mr evil, stop talking so much, an learn how to get alone.

    April 14, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |