Scrub out the stench of Weiner!
Newly sworn-in Republican Rep. Bob Turner’s family ordered a thorough cleaning of the House office space he inherited from his disgraced predecessor, Anthony Weiner, after finding an old “Anthony’’ toothbrush in the bathroom.
The discovery of Weiner toiletries grossed out the newcomers, who requested that the congressman’s bathroom in Office 2104 of the Rayburn building be sanitized, sources said.
Weiner resigned in June amid a sexting scandal in which he tweeted crotch shots and naked photos to young women, including from an office chair.
“Weiner left his toothbrush behind! It literally says ‘Anthony’ on it,” an insider said.
“We made the assumption who Anthony was.”
Turner’s wife, Peggy, a registered nurse, personally requested that congressional cleaners be brought in to scrub the bathroom, the insider said.
There also was talk of replacing the carpeting and Weiner’s office chair, the insider said.
But Turner, who attended a whirlwind of meetings all day, waved off questions about office decor and Weiner residue.
“I’ll defer to the taxpayers. We’ll use what we got. That’s not the most important thing I have to deal with,’’ he said.
But Turner -- who upset Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin to win the seat on Tuesday -- said he’s learned one lesson from Weiner.
“I do have a Twitter account. But I will use it fully clothed,” Turner quipped.
Turner received a standing ovation when he was introduced at a Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol prior to the swearing-in ceremony, sources said.
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