If there’s anything more difficult than coming up with a new pun on Anthony Weiner’s name, it’s writing a headline about him without one. But there’s just nothing funny about the latest development in the Weiner saga.
The New York Post (which has blessed the world with plenty of clever Weiner zingers) reports today that child protective services paid a visit to the former Congressman, who recently included his young son in a lewd selfie.
EXCLUSIVE: ACS is investigating Anthony Weiner after he was busted sending a lewd selfie taken next to his son https://t.co/k2ppUO4sqK
— New York Post (@nypost) August 31, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) August 31, 2016
The Post reports that agents with the Administration for Children’s Services showed up at Weiner’s apartment building Tuesday, as agency protocol requires a home visit within 48 hours.
Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday that she was separating from Weiner after “long and painful consideration.” Plenty of Clinton supporters have argued that Abedin’s judgment is not a campaign issue, but her choice to stand by her husband after his terrible choices humiliated them both draws some parallels that are really difficult not to see.
@nypost That is one disgusting & careless individual.
— TLB (@ToyBoat07) August 31, 2016
@nypost I was hoping this would happen! That's just SICK to be doing around your little child!
— Tesla ☆USA☆Patriot☆ (@TeslaIndy) August 31, 2016
@nypost Should be FBI.
— Roger Clinton (@Roger_Clinton1) August 31, 2016
@nypost What took them so long?
— jim lucarelli (@JimLucarelli) August 31, 2016
@nypost He is such an asshat…he indeed should be charged
— Barb Mills (@bipolarbarbara) August 31, 2016
@nypost Huma should be too for leaving the kid with him. It's not like she was in the dark.
— 1stwilkie (@1stwilkie) August 31, 2016
@nypost I'd like to know where the hell is Huma. If that was me I'd be home in a millisecond picking up my child. WTH is wrong with her???
— Betsy Young (@Littleone619) August 31, 2016
@nypost What a sad man. He needs Jesus and somebody to take away his internet privileges.
— Jesse Roland (@jesse_roland) August 31, 2016
@thehill Anthony you put this on yourself to all the Trump supporters don't blame Hillary don't blame huma
— Mhambi Musonda (@Mhambi_M) August 31, 2016
The Weiner jokes have been fun, but this news really is sobering.
It’s easy enough to understand why Hillary Clinton hasn’t released a statement of her own, but for a mother and grandmother whose pro-woman credentials have appeared a little shaky lately, couldn’t the author of “It Takes a Village” express some sort of public support for her long-time aide?
That might require addressing the press, though.