His older brother Seth was 39 years old when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver in He worked in Schumer's Washington, D. Controversy ensued in the last weeks of the campaign after Weiner's campaign anonymously spread leaflets around the district that had alleged ties between Cohen and the so-called "Jackson-Dinkins agenda"; the leaflets referred to the Crown Heights riots earlier in the year, after which white residents had seen Jesse Jackson , who became notorious for his earlier remarks about New York City as " Hymietown ", and then-mayor David Dinkins as having been beholden to the predominantly African-American rioters and therefore endangering whites.
He was 27 years old when he became the youngest councilman in the city's history. He also started a program to put at-risk and troubled teens to work cleaning up graffiti , and he backed development plans that helped revive the historic Sheepshead Bay area. House of Representatives[ edit ] Elections[ edit ] In , Weiner ran for Congress from New York's 9th congressional district , which was the seat held by his mentor, Chuck Schumer, who was running for the U.
Weiner won the Democratic primary election, which was tantamount to election in the heavily Democratic district that included parts of southern Brooklyn and south and central Queens. He claimed, "This new law will give states and localities a major revenue boost by cracking down on the illegal sale of tobacco", and added that "Every day we delay is another day that New York loses significant amounts of tax revenue and kids have easy access to tobacco products sold over the Internet.
In a speech on the floor of the House, he accused Republicans of hiding behind procedural questions as an excuse to vote against the bill. He added that the delegation "should start packing their little Palestinian terrorist bags", and went on to claim that Human Rights Watch , The New York Times , and Amnesty International are all biased against Israel. Weiner made the announcement outside of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Washington, stating, "We need to send a crystal clear message to the Saudi Arabian government that their tacit approval of terrorism can't go unpunished.
The newspaper described him as a person who often worked long hours with his staff and required them to be in constant contact via BlackBerry. He frequently yelled at them and occasionally threw office furniture in anger. As a result of Weiner's actions, the Times reported that he had one of the highest staff turnover rates of any member of Congress; this included the departure of three chiefs of staff within an month period.
Weiner admitted he pushed his aides hard but said that his speaking at a high decibel level was part of his background and style, not necessarily shouting. Though some former employees were critical of his supervisory practices, others praised him for his intense involvement in constituent concerns and readiness to fight for New York City. Anthony Weiner sexting scandals On May 27, , Weiner used his public Twitter account to send a link to an adult woman who was following him on Twitter.
The link contained a sexually explicit photograph of himself. She was an Indiana native who first came into contact with him when she expressed her disapproval of his extramarital behaviors. Abedin announced her intention to separate from her husband by stating, "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.
Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy. Emails that were pertinent to the Hillary Clinton email controversy were discovered on the laptop; this prompted FBI Director James Comey to reopen that investigation late into the US presidential election.
Under a plea agreement, he intended to plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. At his sentencing hearing on September 25, , presiding judge Denise Cote sentenced Weiner to 21 months in prison, beginning on November 6, He had a three-part pitch to voters that included criticizing sitting Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his top-down style of management and promising a more democratic approach; against "passivity in City Hall" and for getting more federal money for the city; and a series of ideas on how to get the city to work better.
Initial election returns had Fernando Ferrer with He added that, "it's now or maybe never for me. Keith Ellison endorsed Weiner, saying that he would love to see him become mayor of New York. Following the second set of sexting allegations, he acknowledged on July 23, , that he had sent messages to at least three women in I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption this has caused.
He advised over a dozen companies that included electronic medical records providers and biofuel firms. Weiner argued that despite contacting members of Congress on behalf of his clients, his work did not meet the legal definition of lobbying. The public never learned of his lobbying work until two years later, when his nondisclosure agreements expired. On the same day, television channel NY1 said Weiner would not be reprising his contributor role on any of its shows.