Queens Residents Split On Rep. Weiner's Future
Residents living in Congressman Anthony Weiner's Queens district are speaking out as more details of the politician's Twitter scandal emerge. NY1's Kristen Shaughnessy filed the following report.
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He sexted, he lied and then he apologized. But it wasn't enough to stop the avalanche of details that have continued to come out about Anthony Weiner's indiscretions. Even people who call it a private matter say the more they're hearing about the pictures he sent and the lewd conversations he had with a number of women, the more they question Weiner's judgment.
"I think he should step down, you can't be in office, especially public office that is supposed to stand for morals, values and you're not living by them. He needs to leave," said one Queens resident.
"He should step down because I don't think he has the trust of the people anymore," said another.
"Absolutely resign. He is in a position of power and he is using that power to inappropriately contact young women. It is disgusting," said a third.
It is no longer just the crotch shot the 46-year-old Weiner admitted sending a 21-year-old college student. It is the new details about explicit sexual conversations the married congressman admitted to having with other women online.
"Let's see what happens. He says he is not going to resign. He has some big decisions to make. Like I said I feel a little sorry for him, I feel uncomfortable for him," said one Queens resident.
A few people who spoke with NY1 think Weiner should fight to stay.
"He's human. Everybody can make mistakes, ain't nobody perfect. He didn't kill no one," said one Queens resident.
"I hope he stays on," said another.
Whether he can hold onto his Congressional seat remains to be seen. For now, Weiner and those who work for him aren't talking.