June 6th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign

(CNN) - A week after claiming a hacker had posted a lewd photo to his Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday apologized for lying about the ordeal and admitting carrying on inappropriate relationships with several women he'd met online.

Weiner, a New York Democrat, said he is not resigning his seat, nor is he planning on separating from his wife. But he said he took responsibility for his actions - both the relationships and for lying about sending photos.

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  1. Marie MD

    He should have come clean alst week. What an idiot! But not the AK kind of idiot!
    To four and the door, palin power and any of the tea bagging crowd – just remember, what he did was NOT right but the Democrats do not run on family values (and then break them all with both men/women boys and girls) or bible stump.

    June 6, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    He admitted to having engaging in "several inappropriate relationships" with women he met online, but said he was not resigning.
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! YET ANOTHER lying Democrat scumbag. Doesn't have one once of honor an integrity to resign. A disgrace to the office, his party and this country.

    June 6, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. Rick in OP

    It may sound old fashioned, but if the guy's wife can trust him, why should the voters trust him?

    June 6, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Me

    Rats. Well, to be fair it's time for Weiner to resign. I cheer when a GOPer has to so it's only right that Weiner does as well.

    June 6, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. John K.

    First it was Rat Face Spitzer.

    Now it is Rat Face Weiner.

    Give them both some cheese and send them back into their holes. And stop bothering us.

    June 6, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Marcus

    So Anthony Weiner's twitter account was hacked by... Anthony Weiner? Who knew.

    June 6, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. Ronnie Rayz

    Ha HA it was Weiner's weiner after all.....not Kramer's!

    June 6, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  8. nobody special

    Bummer. I really liked this guy.

    Now...Not so much.

    June 6, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. i8jomomma

    ha ha......dig up my comments on this .............i told ya it was that tea bag....he just didn't want his wife to find out well guess what.......ha ha cry baby ..........step down

    June 6, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. varfee

    I think Mr. Weiner need to resign, He's one of those politician that are destroying the economiic.I feel very soorry for what he had done to his family.

    June 6, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. bob

    Another liar.

    June 6, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  12. New Age Independant

    Weiner must resign immediately! He should also be charged for his false statements to the FBI. Democrats screamed for the resignation of Chris Lee, and this, without a doubt is 100 times worse.

    June 6, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  13. witch 56

    why did you lie? I trusted you NOW YOU LIE> JUST ANOTHER SCUM

    June 6, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  14. dave

    who is the chick in the pic, his daughter?

    June 6, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Jennifer

    Where are the howls of anguish from the lame-stream media for his resignation? When a Republican did this, he was hounded into retirement.

    Let's not show the world how hypocritical you all are.

    June 6, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  16. Mike in WA

    Now maybe everyone who was blaming the person who first reported the picture for hacking the congressman's account will step up and apologize as well but I doubt it.

    June 6, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. Steve, New York City

    Another one bites the dust?
    Wow – this is getting ridiculous. A shame that congressman Weiner couldn't stop himself from texting a photo of his "wiener" to someone who was not his wife (and that wife happens to be an attractive lady).

    June 6, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Dianna

    I honestly feel for this guy. I wonder what Jon will say on the Daily Show tonite after defending his friend so adamantly last week. Uff da.

    June 6, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. gt

    he is a loud mouth.....but i felt sorry for him....hard lesson....oh no ,another weiner joke..

    June 6, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  20. Oregon Calling

    I would say "Put a sock in it, he's done."

    Peace 🙂

    June 6, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  21. Gale

    Little Weiner. Refuses to resign. Typical Democrat, pervert, cheater, then lies about it and refuses to resign. Shhhsh

    June 6, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  22. john41015

    so it really was his weiner.

    June 6, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  23. dennis the menace

    Nothing illegal happened so who cares. He just showed his stimulus package, that's Weiner being Weiner. I just want be around his wife alone right now, for when she gets her revenge.

    June 6, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  24. Mark E

    If Anthony Wiener's political career has been destroyed, maybe CNN will give him his own prime-time show. After spending weeks beating a horse to death about Eliot Spitzer's even worse behavior, he is now featured on CNN with his own show. CNN is pretty hypocritical!

    June 6, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    Dummy. He's one of the most effective, vocal and well-spoke progressive critics against the GOP's nonsense and he goes and messes up his credibility like this? Idiot. It's certainly not something he should resign over or be rebuked by Congress...altho I'm sure we'll be treated to GOPers claiming it rises to that level...but I certainly hope his wife slaps him silly.

    June 6, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
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