New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in the race after revelations of additional sexual text messages sent after the original sexting scandal two years ago. In a press conference Tuesday, Weiner admitted to sending the messages and apologized for his inappropriate behavior. But unlike his previous sexting press conference, wife Huma Abedin stood by her husband’s side and even spoke on his behalf. She said she’s forgiven her husband and that she believes in him. Abedin was a top aide to former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and pregnant with Weiner’s child when the original scandal broke.
This latest episode leaves many wondering, why Abedin has chosen to stand by Weiner’s side? Why does Weiner continue to sabotage his political career? Does having Abedin there help save the campaign? Or does it make everyone hate Weiner more? Will his campaign survive this latest revelation?
Glenn Thrush, Senior White House Reporter, Politico
Nando Pelusi, practicing clinical psychologist in New York City; Contributing Editor, Psychology Today