The Monday press conference in which he admitted to repeated lies about lewd online behavior didn’t do it.
An announcement by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that she would open a House ethics panel into his behavior didn’t do it.
The calls from many of his Democratic peers to resign didn’t do it.
But perhaps the revelation that, this afternoon, Delaware police interviewed a 17-year-old girl about messages sent to her by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) may be the thing that actually gets him to resign. He’s been pretty shameless so far, but the rumored sexting attempts with underage girls represent a whole ‘nother ballgame for the embattled congressman from Queens, NY.
FoxNews.com reports in a breaking story that New Castle, Delaware police “came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner.”
“Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl’s home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl’s mother about the daughter’s contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A FoxNews.com reporter was at the home when the police arrived.
The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told FoxNews.com, ‘I’m doing OK.’
The police left the home after about 30 minutes, followed by the daughter and mother, who left in a separate car.”
The M.O. of the congressman’s internet predilections is already pretty well established by multiple female paramours who have stepped forward. They include the establishment of a quick, ingratiating familiarity with the female, followed not long after by inducements to engage in sex talk. When the target proves willing, he jumps into the deep end with his own sexting replies.
The unfortunate Tweet that kicked this whole thing off, a Tweet of his bulging briefs to a 21-year-old in the Seattle area, has been described by Weiner – even during his apology presser – as a “joke.” If it was so easy for him to “joke” accidentally with the 21-year-old, why is it that difficult to believe he “accidentally” “joked” with a minor?
That’s a question Weiner would certainly not like others to wonder about, so it would seem an official response from his office would be expected. Whether it will be believed is a different story.
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