In the wake of lewd photo scandal – and pressure from House Democratic leaders to resign – Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York is seeking treatment that will take him away from his duties on Capitol Hill.
"Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person," spokeswoman Risa Heller said in a statement. "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."
The statement continued: "Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possib...
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