Word has it the pregnant wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner is feeling trapped in her marriage, which is reportedly on shaky ground.
According to the The New York Post, the close-knit, devout muslim family of 35-year-old Huma Abedin is "furious" with their Jewish son-in-law's lewd behavior online.
The Clintons are also said to be livid over the congressman's betrayal of his wife, who's three months along, and regarded by them as a "second daughter." Abedin has been working with Secretary Of State Hillary Rhodam Clinton, since her days in the White House as First Lady. She's Secretary Clinton's closest aide, and is never seen far from her side.
President Clinton presided over the Weiner-Abedin wedding last July.
Weiner, who resigned June 16, has been persona non grata on Capitol Hill. After saying repeatedly he would NOT resign, he was forced to give up his seat, in the wake of top Democrats -- from the President, Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid on down leading the charge for Weiner to go.
Conventional wisdom within The Beltway is that the chance of Weiner, considered something of a hot dog and media hog, with few close relationships on The Hill, surviving the tawdry scandal was slim to none. The seven-term representative had little, to no support from colleagues. That's a 180 from what happened to longtime Rep. Charles Rangel, beloved by his colleagues. Political experts say that's a key reason why the Harlem legislator survived his ethics problems earlier this year.
After lying to the press and his colleagues for days, Weiner, 46, came clean, finally admitting he sent raunchy pictures of his private parts and of himself in various states of dress and undress via Twitter to at least six young women, one of them as young as 17.
Weiner, a former City Councilman, represented New York's 9th Congressional District which covers parts of south Brooklyn, south and central Queens. This includes the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Maspeth, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Middle Village, Ozone Park, Rego Park, Rockaway Beach, and Woodhaven, and in Brooklyn: Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, and Sheepshead Bay.
Weiner assumed office in January 1999, replacing then Rep. Charles Schumer, who won the seat once occupied by U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times