Huma Defends Weiner: 'I Believe in Him'
He says he won't leave mayor's race after new texts emerge
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2013 5:10 PM CDT
Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference Tuesday.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – Huma Abedin didn't just stand by husband Anthony Weiner's side today as he fessed up to sexting even after his resignation from Congress—she personally defended him as he announced he was staying in the race for New York City mayor. “Anthony’s made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after,” she said, as per the Epoch Times. But “I love him. I have forgiven him. I believe in him, and, as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward." She added that their marriage has survived thanks to a "whole lot of work and a whole lot of therapy," reports the National Review.

As for Weiner, he confirmed in the press conference that the raunchy texts which surfaced today were his, although that was never in much doubt, thanks to his dropping of details about things like his family's one-eyed cat, notes the New York Post. And he said he had no intention of leaving the mayoral race, reports AP. "This is entirely behind me," he said. The anonymous woman who emerged today says she and Weiner were exchanging texts as recently as last summer, more than a year after his resignation.

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Devo74
Jul 31, 2013 11:59 PM CDT
Hummer go away New Yorkers aren't that stupid I hope... But then again they are... Because they vote for the wrong party anyways
MSCOTTASHLEY
Jul 25, 2013 10:20 AM CDT
I think he has abused her and she's scared of him. No woman with her intelligence and position would put up with his behavior without something else going on. He is a first class slime ball and the perfect example of a lying politician. His ego knows no bounds, he believes people will still vote for him. The more he justifies his actions the worse he becomes. Who knows how low he would be capable of stooping if he's elected? I hope he goes down in flames. The sooner the better. Any of the other Democratic canidates would be a better far choice.
heyyouyou
Jul 24, 2013 9:13 PM CDT
Huma Defends Her Weiner: LOL....