Following New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, he has now decided to enter psychological treatment center and asked for leave of absence announced by three top Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Weiner, 46-year-old congressman, once a rising star in the party, needed counseling and should step down from Congress told by Democratic leaders.
“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,” said his spokeswoman Risa Heller. Facility where Weiner will be checking in was not told and as to the procedures he would undertake.
Also, Sen. Charles Schumer said in a statement.
“I am heartbroken,”
“For those of us who are longtime friends of Anthony Weiner, his wrongful behavior is distressing and saddening. It’s clear he needs professional help and I am glad he is seeking it.
Democratic Party is clearly wanted to get out from this mess from ann embarrassing scandal, has been building all week, but intensified on Friday, after it was revealed that Weiner had traded private messages with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware.
Just this week, it was reported that Anthony Weiner’s wife pregnant. Huma Abedin, wife of Weiner works with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an aide.