Good afternoon. Anthony Weiner announced that he engaged in sexual relationships with up to three women online since resigning from Congress in 2011. Or rather, that's what he says he thinks that he believes. Shall we let him phrase this in his own words? "I don’t believe I had any more than three," he announced at a press conference after someone asked.
In total, he thinks that there have been six or ten women that he's cavorted with via internet photos. Again, Weiner on Weiner:
"There were more than — there were a few, I don’t have a specific number for you. There were a few. I said at the time of my resignation there have been six; I don’t think in total there are any more.
Here’s the problem: there are people I’ve had exchanges with that are completely appropriate … there were no pictures, no illicit texts or anything like that. If those people want to say they don’t like the exchanges either, I don’t know where to put them….
[There were ] six to ten, I suppose, but I can’t tell you, absolutely, what someone is going to consider inappropriate or not."
Weiner was volunteering at a soup kitchen at the time of these statements, reportedly ladling veggies and grating "sub-par carrot shavings." Again, that was Weiner in his own words.
[Politico, images via AP]