Two officials told the New York Times that the randy rep, who is fighting for his political life after posting racy pictures of himself on Twitter and then lying about it, is planning to go to rehab. The details were not immediately clear. Weiner also plans to take a leave from the House, the paper reported.Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has called for Weiner to resign, but so far, love of family and heartfelt desire to get help not withstanding, he has not done so.
"Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person. In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well" said spokeswoman Risa Heller.
The move to seek treatment comes after it was revealed Weiner had been tweeting a 17-year-old Delaware girl, which the police are investigating.
Weiner, who represents Brooklyn and Queens, has so far refused calls to step down.Okay.