Scandal-scarred Congressman Anthony Weiner took out his dirty laundry Saturday - and was roundly cheered by onlookers as he walked to his local dry cleaners.What does this guy have to do to lose support, molest little girls on video? What's the new threshold for debased behavior with Democrats? We know driving off bridges and drowning women is acceptable. Getting blowjobs from interns, all cool with them. Prostitution ring out of your house? Check. Sexting with high school junior? Met with cheers. Of course last Monday he said none of his relationships were with underage girls, now a known lie.
The embattled lawmaker reiterated that he will not step down, even in light of revelations that he exchanged tweets with a 17-year-old girl.
"I have no intention at this time," Weiner said outside his Queens home before walking to the laundromat. "This is ultimately a decision for my constituents."
Weiner has been the center of intense political speculation - and the butt of countless jokes - since he admitted to sending lewd online messages to at least six women.
One of the recipients - a teenager in Delaware - is a minor and was interviewed by police Friday. She told cops that nothing inappropriate happened and no charges have been filed.
"She has spoken," Weiner said. "I think the record is pretty clear - nothing explicit, nothing indecent, nothing inappropriate."
Weiner emerged from his Forest Hills home and strolled down Austin St. toward Smile Austin Cleaners, flanked by camera crews as he dropped off a load of laundry.
Two people yelled "Don't go Weiner!" while another shouted, "We support you."
Is this what Democrats really plan on defending? If so, they can feel free to campaign on this platform next year. The GOP will be happy to oblige them.