Will Weiner’s sexting text messaging scandal hurt his mayoral campaign?
This is a story that Detroit is all too familiar with. While Detroit is still recovering after former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick’s text message scandal and everything else that was revealed, New York City is beginning their own controversial saga.
Yesterday, New York mayor candidate, Anthony Weiner, held a press conference with his wife, Huma, standing by his side. According to the New York Magazine, here is what Weiner had to say about the latest text messages that have come to the surface:
I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward.”
Weiner’s last run in with a sexting scandal caused him to resign from his position in congress. Today, he is looking to make a fresh start with running for mayor of New York City.
While he may be looking for a fresh start, his opponents are utilizing his past and now his present mistakes to hinder his campaign. They’ve challenged his integrity. In another article published by the Huffington Post, current democratic candidate, Sal Albanese, is reported as stating:
Speaking in his thick Brooklyn accent, Albanese claimed that Weiner had lied about the vote “as he lied about his texting scandal on CNN.”
This story hits home to many Detroiters. It wasn’t long ago when we were dealing with our former mayor, his text message scandal, and then a corruption trial.
What do you think this sexting text message scandal will do for Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign? Do you think he can put the scandal behind him?