An ex-girlfriend of embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner is calling on him to step down, saying he is a "predator" who lied to her.
Kirsten Powers is a columnist for The Daily Beast and is a contributor to Fox News. She dated Weiner for three months in 2002 and remained close friends with him. Powers wrote a scathing column about Weiner on Wednesday, saying he “must resign from Congress immediately.”
She wrote that before Weiner finally admitted to sending that "crotch shot" on Twitter, he sent her an email denying everything. It read:
“I didn’t send it, statements on sat, sun, monday, the girl said she doesn’t know me, I don’t know her. The people I follow are all people who ask. We’ve hired a law firm but not to protect me, to put together the team to figure out how we prevent and maybe civil or criminal next steps. We don’t know where this photo came from. We have theories. Until we know for sure we open up legal hornets nest if we say.”
She then went on Sean Hannity's Fox News show and defended Weiner. Now she feels betrayed, writing:
I believed him when he told me last week that he had done nothing wrong. He knew I was going on the show Hannity, where I would use this false information to defend him in front of millions of people. I did, and I regret it.
She then went on to trash Weiner, who is likely now a former friend:
There is no way anyone can ever believe anything Weiner says again after that. In fact, I highly doubt that what he said in his press conference is even true. Narcissism doesn’t begin to describe this kind of behavior. It seems there was nobody he didn’t lie to.
But even if I could see past the lying and extreme narcissism that is noteworthy even by Washington standards, there is the issue of his attitude toward women. What has emerged is a picture of a predator trolling the Internet for women—some half his age—with which to engage in cybersex.
Powers went on Fox News to further talk about Weiner: