"I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service".
Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner left a halfway house in the Bronx this morning, bringing his sentence for exchanging lewd text messages with an underage girl to a conclusion. He must register for 20 years as a level one offender, the lowest level designation for sex offenders, per state regulations. "I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me".
Weiner later apologized to the girl, who was a high school student in North Carolina at the time, and called the crime his "rock bottom" at his sentencing.
It wasn't the first time Weiner had been caught acting inappropriately.
Weiner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a term of around two years in federal prison. A second sexting scandal unfolded in the midst of his failed 2013 run for mayor of NY (bear in mind, he was at the time married to Huma Abedin, the glamorous Hillary Clinton aide), with salacious details that included his nom-de-sexting was "Carlos Danger". Then, on October 28, 2016, former FBI director James Comey effectively reversed course, sending a letter to Congress stating that the "FBI has learned of the existence emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation".
Weiner resigned from Congress, only to try for a political comeback with a run for New York City mayor in 2013.
Weiner attempted a political comeback in 2013 and ran for mayor of NY, but revelations that he had continued sending explicit messages doomed his campaign.