Former New York Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner openly cried in court as he pleaded guilty to charges of sexting a 15-year-old girl.
The husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin surrendered on Friday, according to the New York Times.
“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” the former congressman told the court as he agreed not to appeal a prison sentence of less than 27 months and to register as a sex offender.
Prosecutors are pushing for a sentence of 2 years for the husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Weiner wept as he read a prepared statement to the court admitting that he “compulsively sought” women for “sexual and non-sexual communication” which has had “devastating consequences” to him and his family.
— Yahoo Canada (@YahooCanada) May 19, 2017
“Beginning with my service in Congress and continuing into the first half of last year, I have compulsively sought attention from women who contacted me on social media, and I engaged with many of them in both sexual and non-sexual conversation. These destructive impulses brought great devastation to family and friends, and destroyed my life’s dream of public service,” he read according to NBC New York.
“In late January 2016, I was contacted by and began exchanging online messages with a stranger who said that she was a high school student and who I understood to be 15 years old. Through approximately March 2016, I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager, including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct, just as I had done and continued to do with adult women. I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful.
“This fall, I came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness. I had hit bottom. I entered intensive treatment, found the courage to take a moral inventory of my defects, and began a program of recovery and mental health treatment that I continue to follow every day.
“I accept full responsibility for my conduct. I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse. I apologize to everyone I have hurt. I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly. I am committed to making amends to all those I have harmed. Thank you.”
The fact that Weiner’s wife works for a woman, Hillary Clinton, whose husband, former President Bill Clinton, has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape, was not missed by social media. Nor was the fact that they are all Democrats.
“Anthony Weiner to plead guilty today for sexting minor.” Huma is married to a sexual predator.. Just like Hillary. But “party of women”. ?
— Jami (@Jami_USA) May 19, 2017
I’m surprised Dems aren’t having a march in response to pervert Anthony Weiner
Oh yeah, sexual harassment doesn’t count if a Dem’s doing it
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 19, 2017
— Rodd J (@RoddREpub) May 19, 2017
Don’t forget, Hillary Clinton, in her awesome judgement, played a role in introducing Anthony Weiner to Huma.https://t.co/JAzW3JNwbo
— Brian B?? (@acebb20) May 19, 2017
— Highbrow Haze (@HighbrowHaze) May 19, 2017
@CNN Reminder: This child predator was given access to classified intelligence by Clinton even though he had no security clearances.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 19, 2017
— Tatiana Wright (@twright55) May 19, 2017
The Left will embrace and protect sexual predators like Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton so long as they’re Libberals.
— Righteous⚡Crusader (@Craftmastah) May 19, 2017
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