Anthony Weiner, the Congressman who resigned from office after pursuing women on Twitter and sending lewd photographs of himself, is in the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons.
While his wife, Huma Abedin, is off campaigning for former secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reported Weiner has been sexting another woman — at one point posting a raunchy selfie with his 4-year-old son in the background.
The Post published the selfie, which shows Weiner with a bulge wearing only white boxer briefs. His son is lying next to him in a green blanket. The tabloid also shared screenshots of the pair’s exchanges, which began in late January 2015 after Weiner direct messaged her on Twitter. Their conversations continued through earlier this month.
Here’s how the “cringe-inducing” image of him next to his son came to fruition, according to The Post.
Weiner was clearly aroused by his conversation with the 40-something divorcee when he abruptly changed the subject.
“Someone just climbed into my bed,” Weiner wrote.
“Really?” she responded.
Weiner then hit “send” on the cringe-inducing image, which shows a bulge in his white, Jockey-brand boxer briefs and his son cuddled up to his left, wrapped in a light-green blanket.
“You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic??” the woman wrote.
Moments after forwarding the photo, Weiner freaked out over the possibility he had accidentally posted it publicly — just as he did during the infamous episode that forced him to resign from Congress in 2011.
In case you forgot, the picture that circulated in 2011 was one of the then-Congressman’s boxer briefs with a noticeable bulge. Weiner denied sending the photo and claimed his Twitter account had been hacked before ultimately admitting to texting lewd pictures of himself to multiple women.
Despite claims that he had gone to a therapist, it became clear during the 2014 New York City mayoral race that the sexting scandals were not behind him.
Reports surfaced about other messages Weiner sent women even after his resignation from Congress. He acknowledged the messages but stayed in the race before conceding that September.
This time, Weiner didn’t deny the relationship with the woman. Instead, he admitted they “have been friends for some time.” Weiner told The Post, “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.”