Rep. Anthony Weiner ditched the Israel Day parade for the first time in years as the ballooning boxer brouhaha continues to dog him.Meanwhile, recall that photo from yesterday in what turns out to be a Nissan Pathfinder. Well, it turns out Weiner's registration is way out of date.
Several of his fellow Democrats and political rivals questioned why the congressman was nowhere to be seen.
"It has become a huge distraction," said former city Controller William Thompson Jr., a likely Democratic mayoral contender.
"It has become a circus. Every answer raises another question."
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Weiner should have attended the parade up Fifth Ave.
"I'd like to see him here," he told reporters before marching. "He cares about Israel and \[is\] very active in the Jewish community and he ought to be here."
After a week of facing questions about lewd Twitter photos, Rep. Anthony Weiner Saturday had more explaining to do: why his Nissan Pathfinder has New York license plates but a 2007 registration sticker.
A photo of Weiner behind the wheel of his more than 20-year-old SUV appeared in Saturday's Daily News as he left his Washington home Friday night.
It had a New York license plate - US Congress 9 - but no sign of an inspection sticker in the windshield and what appeared to be an expired July 2007 registration sticker.
Jammed on the dashboard was a sign that read "Congress."
A Weiner spokesman said the car is properly registered but the updated sticker was not displayed because the vehicle is not kept in New York.
A state Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman said registration, insurance and inspection data are not public records.
In March, the Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, reported Weiner owed more than $2,000 in parking tickets for violations around the Capitol and near Reagan National Airport. The fines, racked up between March 2006 and March 2010, were immediately paid.