07/23/2013 06:21 pm ET

Chris Matthews On Anthony Weiner: Huma's 'Trying To Smile Through All This Hell'

Chris Matthews had quite the outburst after Anthony Weiner's press conference on Tuesday.

Weiner, who is currently running for New York City mayor, spoke out that evening after allegations of a new sex chat scandal that took place after he resigned from Congress. His wife Huma Abedin surprised observers when she stepped up to the podium to make a public statement.

Matthews had some choice words for the way Weiner has treated Abedin, saying, "When you drag your spouse out before the public only for this — never before would he use her in this way, only for this, to cover his butt — to drag a very nice woman, a great public servant, very respected and drags her out to make her stand next to him... Indecency's not the right word for it."

"Look at that nice woman trying to smile through all this hell," Matthews added.

Earlier, the MSNBC host said that if the accusations are accurate, it seemed like Weiner only stopped sexting when he decided to run for mayor.

On Tuesday, Abedin issued a statement of support for Weiner, saying, "Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs. It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to the place where I could forgive Anthony."



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