Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) acknowledged inappropriate internet relationships with at least six women but said he would not resign or get divorced.
Weiner said he had lied last week when he denied sending a lewd underwear photo to a 21-year-old college student over Twitter and claimed that his account had been hacked.
“I’ve brought pain to people I care about the most and people who believe in me,” Weiner said at a news conference Monday. “I apologize to my wife and family I apologize to my friends and supporters.”
Weiner, one of the most hawkish pro-Israel lawmakers, said none of the relationships had ever become physical, nor had he met any of the women.
He said he would not resign.
“Nothing about this should reflect in any way on my official dutirs or on my oath of office,” he said.
He is married to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the U.S. secretary of state.