Courtesy of Mother Jones:Just in: Statement from Huma Abedin announcing separation from Anthony Weiner pic.twitter.com/DzIJ9PwSf5 via @albamonica— MSNBC Live w/Tamron (@TamronMSNBC) August 29, 2016
In a statement to NBC, Huma Abedin announced she is planning to separate from her husband Anthony Weiner.
Anthony Weiner appears to have deleted his Twitter account amid new allegations that the former New York congressman has been sending lewd messages to an unknown woman over the past 19 months, the New York Post reports. The report is the latest in a series of sexting scandals involving Weiner, including one that brought down his 2013 campaign to become the mayor of New York City.
One of the photos allegedly sent by Weiner, the husband of Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin, includes their sleeping son.
So to the question of whether or not there are douchebags on the Left to match the douchebags on the Right, I give you exhibit A.
You know in full disclosure there was a time that I really liked Anthony Weiner but damn is he a POS!EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner sexted a busty brunette while his son was in bed with him https://t.co/amX1TJIFn7 pic.twitter.com/qlJ8O22UvO— New York Post (@nypost) August 29, 2016
And I really feel sorry for Huma.
Not only is the poor woman now under constant attack from the Right Wing, but she also has to put up with this shit.
And I shudder to imagine how the Right Wing and Donald Trump will use this to attack Hillary Clinton. Because you know they will.
Update: Well that didn't take long.
Courtesy of the New York Times:
But Ms. Abedin’s separation quickly became political fodder for Donald J. Trump, Mrs. Clinton’s Republican opponent.
“Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.
“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information,” he continued. “Who knows what he learned and who he told? It’s just another example of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.”
And I imagine that is only the beginning.