Anthony Weiner Asks: ‘Where’s the Forced-Out-of-Office by Scandal Delegation?’ by the Forward

Anthony Weiner Asks: ‘Where’s the Forced-Out-of-Office by Scandal Delegation?’

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Is Anthony Weiner back?

Some politics junkies might argue that the former Democratic Congressman from Queens never actually went away, and judging by how active his Twitter feed is, that might actually be true.

Weiner was a guest on Monday night’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he made more than a few self deprecating jokes about his 2011 (and 2013) Twitter sex scandal. Looking out at the audience, he asked “Where’s the forced-out-of-office-by-scandal” delegation, saying to Colbert, “I thought I’d pierce the whole thing.”

He should have known better than to present that gift-wrapped joke to Colbert, who jumped right on it with “Good. What did you pierce it with?”

That early awkwardness aside, Weiner — who is married to long-time Clinton adviser Huma Abedin — chastised Bernie Sanders fans for their “Bernie-or-Bust” campaign saying a Sanders supporter not voting for Clinton is “effectively a vote for a xenophobic, narcissistic, racist anti-Semite,” referring to Republican nominee Donald Trump. He also admitted to crying when Clinton lost her run for the White House to Barack Obama in 2008.

Watch the full video below:

Weiner, who has made regular appearances on “Real Time with Bill Maher” will also appear on the July 27 episode following the convention. Describing himself as a “fighter for the middle class” in his bio, Weiner has also maintained an active presence on social media, where he made a statement on Twitter by placing the anti-Semitic “echo” around his username.

And then, of course, there is the matter of his pinned tweet, addressing his sex scandal.


Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem

Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Anthony Weiner to Stephen Colbert: ‘Where’s the Forced-Out-of-Office by Scandal Delegation?’

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