Weiner cancels speech in Wisconsin
June 3rd, 2011
03:11 PM ET
9 years ago

Weiner cancels speech in Wisconsin

(CNN) - New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner cancelled a speech he was scheduled to make Friday evening at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party confirms to CNN.

Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, tells CNN that they got a call this morning and were told that "given the circumstances he is going to stick around New York and hang out with his wife." Zielinski said he was not sure if the congressman himself called, or a member of his staff.

Zielinski emphasized this was Weiner's decision, and that Wisconsin Democrats were still eager to hear from him, since he has been an outspoken opponent of Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.

"We regret that he can't join us. We were excited to hear what he said," said Zielinski.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. drew

    Can't he just send his underwear?

    June 3, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. obama victim

    running scared

    June 3, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Congressman Weiner! It would be better to keep up appearances. Cancelling at the 11th hour? Not good. Work it out with your wife if you must. Then work it out with the press. I think who or what is in the picture is irrelevant. All that matters is who sent the original correspondence in question. Hey, you could have tried to send it to your wife (Surprise!) and got the recipient wrong. It happens.

    June 3, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. gt

    pee wee herman ... boy have you got your weiner in a vice.....yea ..better stay home a pamper mama..try kobe bryant tacktic.. get her a hunk of a ring ,, work for kobe.....

    June 3, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. Andrew in San Francisco

    He is a liar in every possible way. Finally he's been caught red handed with this BS. It's time to resign, Weiner.

    June 3, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. John K.

    Quote: "given the circumstances he is going to stick around New York and hang out with his wife."

    TRANSLATION: The little weasel is going to beg his wife not leave him and destroy his political career.

    June 3, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. bb

    Move on, Dana Bash.

    June 3, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    gt wrote:
    pee wee herman ...
    You've got the wrong guy. Try Gov. Mitch Daniels, instead. Daniels even sounds like Ruebens....when he talks.

    June 3, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. deede


    You cannot have it both ways. Give it up or we the people will endact you for lying. Weiner, you did show your little weinner t that college girl. Face it before you get endacted!!!!!

    June 3, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Name Patrick

    Christie tried to rip of the taxpayer, but this story is more important? "liberal media" is a myth

    June 3, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    I do believe NO ONE cares when POLITICIAN MEN do stupid things – it's expected (not really but then again, maybe...LOL). So, Weiner should have come out with the truth and then, STOP talking about it!! Wait a minute – maybe he is telling the truth.

    I think stories like these only excites the media – especially when there is no other news. When Americans are voting – the Weiner thing is "small" and not on anyone's mind!

    HANG in there Weiner!!

    June 3, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  12. Anthony

    Patrick – the difference is christy is a man and faces his screw ups.

    June 3, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |