Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been caught "sexting" again.
This time, one of his picture texts includes his young son in bed next to him. “Daddy sexts while taking care of tot,” as the New York Post put it, under the headline “Pop Goes The Weiner.”
The image was taken on July 31, 2015, and was sent to a woman that the tabloid describes as “a self-avowed supporter of Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association who’s used Twitter to bash both President Obama and Clinton.”
Weiner sent more than a dozen selfies to her, from January 2015 until August 2016.
He admitted that they “have been friends for some time,” adding that she "has asked me not to comment except to say that our conversations were private, often included pictures of her nieces and nephews and my son and were always appropriate.”
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after accidentally posting an image of his engorged crotch on Twitter.
After allegedly overcoming his obsession with texting sexually explicit pictures of himself, he ran for New York City mayor in 2013, only to drop out after becoming embroiled in yet another sexting scandal, in which he famously used the pseudonym “Carlos Danger.”
As for the verbal content of the texts involved in the current scandal, the examples published by the New York Post reveal sexually immature comments such as “I’d put someone’s eye out with this thing,” as Weiner referred to his self-beloved penis.
In one text, the woman sent him a cartoon image of hand lotion and a box of tissues, and he punctuated his reply with an emoji image of an ejaculating phallus.
With his political career almost certainly beyond repair, these latest revelations aren’t likely to do any additional harm to his reputation. But it might help his acting career, which was launched in 2015 with his appearance in the movie “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”
On Aug. 29, his wife, Huma Abedin announced she and Weiner were separating. Abedin works on the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.