He didn’t resign and wasn’t removed from office, but he did leave in disgrace.
It would appear former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is trying to work that same magic. Two years after he resigned from Congress over a sexually suggestive picture he tweeted to a follower, he announced Wednesday he is officially vying to be the next mayor of New York City.
He unveiled his first ad, the first image of which is the former congressman with his infant son and wife, Huma Abedin. Later in the ad, he directly addresses the 2011 scandal:
“Look, I made some big mistakes, and I know I let a lot of people down, but I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life, and I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”