Weiner Twitter Pictures Scandal: Congressman Confesses All

We’re often reporting on politics and social media such as the new White House rapid response Twitter feed and also Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo being appointed to an advisory committee. However today’s story is a little different as a U.S. congressman has got himself into a spot of hot water because of suggestive photos of himself sent over his Twitter account. At first Anthony Weiner had lied to try to cover his tracks and said that his account had been hacked but in a press conference he has now confessed all.

The story began a few weeks ago when a lewd image was sent from Weiner’s Twitter account of him in his underwear to a female user. The New York congressman admitted that he had meant to send the photo as a direct message but tweeted it by mistake, he says as a joke, to a woman in Seattle. The scrutiny of Weiner has been ongoing but he had resolutely stuck to his original story that his account had been hacked into and now explains, “Once I realised I had posted it to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down and said I had been hacked. I then continued to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake. “

In the press conference Weiner went on to apologize to his wife, staff and also his constituents and also made further confessions that he had also sent sexually suggestive photos of himself to other women. He also admitted Internet relationships and telephone calls that were “inappropriate” according to Richard James over on Metro, where you can also see a video of Weiner’s confession. However, although Weiner admitted to these inappropriate incidents he asserted that there were no physical relations and stressed that he had no intention of resigning.

Weiner had planned to stand for major of New York in 2013 but an ethics panel has now been called by Nancy Pelosi to investigate Weiner’s behaviour and ascertain whether House rules have been broken. No matter how much Weiner repeats that he will not stand down we wonder if Weiner will eventually feel he has to resign anyway and also wonder if it would have been better for him to confess straight away and not lie about a Twitter hacking incident. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this so do send us your comments.