Keith Ellison backs off Anthony Weiner endorsement in wake of new sexting revelations

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For Ellison, two sexting scandals might be one too many.
In April, Keith Ellison became the first politician of significance to endorse Anthony Weiner's bid to become New York City mayor.

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"Anthony's a good guy in my opinion," Ellison said during a TV appearance. "Anthony was a great congressman, in my opinion. And he's dealt with his issues and everybody has issues. So I'd love to see Anthony Weiner be mayor of New York. I hereby endorse Anthony."

That, of course, was well before it became public knowledge that Weiner, using the name "Carlos Danger," had engaged in another raunchy sexting relationship with a young woman even after he resigned from Congress in disgrace in June 2011 thanks to his first sexting scandal.

This week, as new photos of Weiner's weiner circulated around the internet (see them here -- warning, NSFW), Ellison backed off his endorsement.

"The people of New York will decide if Anthony Weiner is qualified to be mayor of their city," Ellison told CBS on Wednesday. "I lent my verbal support to Anthony Weiner based on the work he did for working families while in Congress."

Well, it's good to know Ellison "lent" his "verbal support" based on Weiner's congressional record. Because other than that, it doesn't seem like there's much to like about the guy... or his anatomy.

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DarkerMarker
DarkerMarker

good. keith shouldn't associate with him., 

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

I am so tired of people that think one side of the two headed monster is better than the other. Those people, are generally the type that don't like to be confronted with the truth. Here is to hope of a viable 3rd party that is in the middle, rather than pandering to fear or laziness. 

yoopie93
yoopie93

You wanna know who really endorses Weiner?  Marcus Bachmann!  Bang zoom . . .

Becca Hudson
Becca Hudson

Maybe yet another story about something ridiculously stupid Michele Bachmann said would be better?

Aricka Sundstrom
Aricka Sundstrom

I know, women do it too. I'm glad no one wants to see my texts!

Aricka Sundstrom
Aricka Sundstrom

Weiner suffers from the same ailment that puts people in prison, stupidity. And of course, Bill is the man!

Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez

I think it's all connected Aricka, he can't maintain much of a personal life while in public office, and the idiot had at least 3 separate relations after leaving Congress and lying about his previous affairs. If he had been honest all along I wouldn't have as much of an issue with it. And Bill Clinton didn't technically lie....and he will always be okay in my book.

Anna Bergdall
Anna Bergdall

Yes but why bother? Such a waste of brain power.

Aricka Sundstrom
Aricka Sundstrom

I don't know Michael. What he does in his personal life is personal. How he performs his job is what should be judged. Of course there is the stupid factor-when you are a public figure and get busted it is because you are stupid & deserve a little spanking. That doesn't apply to my boy Clinton though-unless I am the one doing the spanking...

Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez

It's a big deal because this moron is asking for the people's trust. If he can lie and cheat to someone he supposedly loves (his wife) why should we trust him to keep the promises that he makes to regular folks.

Marlena Joy
Marlena Joy

Wow! I can name about 75 men that I work/friends with that sext other women who are not their wife/gf. WHY is this a big deal?

Anna Bergdall
Anna Bergdall

I'm so super tired of this kind of thing being reported on and pretending it's news. CP sucks so much these days. Let's talk about real issues - the internet is so powerful for that!

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