Anthony Weiner Apologizes for Sexting, Asks for Second Chance (Video)
Earlier today, sexually explicit texts sent between New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and an unidentified woman were exposed.
This afternoon, the former U.S. congressman and his wife Huma Abedin appeared at a press conference where he vaguely admitted to some of the sexting.
"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 have apologized to my wife Huma and I am grateful she has worked through these issues with me and have her forgiveness," said Weiner.
He did not say exactly when the texts were sent and dismissed the importance of a timeline.
“Some of these things happened before my resignation, some of them happened after, but the fact is that that was also the time that my wife and I were working through some things in our marriage,” added Weiner.
“... I want to bring my vision to the people of the city of New York. I hope they’re willing to still continue to give me a second chance, and I hope they realize that in many ways what happened today was something that, frankly, had happened before but it doesn’t represent all that much that is new."
Abedin took her turn at the press conference, stating: “Our marriage has had its ups and downs. It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy."
“I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as I’ve said from the beginning, we are moving forward," she added.