It's not that I think it's okay for you to have been sexting and sending sexual tweets to at least five women, especially since you were married. That's creepy and disrespectful behavior all around. But it wasn't behavior that was interfering with your job performance on behalf of your 9th Congressional District constituents, at least until the texts and your nude photos went public.
Yes, your sexual proclivities have clearly interfered with you doing your job for the past couple of weeks as the scandal has exploded, but that doesn't mean you wouldn't have been able to continue to do a better job than most Congressmen in a couple of months, once the controversy had died down.
I believe your behavior was abhorrent and selfish. But honestly, why has the legal sexual behavior of politicians become such a make it -- or -- break it issue in this country. Isn't Anthony Weiner's emotional cheating and weird exhibitionism, really an issue between him and his pregnant wife?
If you, Anthony Weiner, broke the law like Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly did, you should be out. But you sexted with enthusiastically consenting women.
If anything, Bill Clinton should have been forced to exit to Oval office for his sexual activities with intern Monica Lewinsky, because wouldn't that have constituted sexual harassment since she was so far down the "power" ladder from him? Wasn't that far worse than what you, Anthony Weiner, did?
Yet the Democrats in Congress never wavered in their support of him. And Hillary stood by her man.
So why did Congressional Democrats bring all their power to bear on you? Because it was the politically expedient thing to do. They didn't want any association with your embarrassing sexual obsessions. Can you blame them? Nancy Pelosi is a woman and she probably felt your treatment of all the women involved -- your wife and the sexters and tweeters -- was demeaning to women.
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