Schumer declines to endorse Weiner

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) declined on Sunday to endorse former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) bid to become mayor of New York City.


During an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday morning, Schumer was asked twice if he supported Weiner’s bid for a political comeback.  

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“I’m not commenting on the mayor’s race or on Anthony Weiner’s race,” he responded.

Weiner is running for the mayoral post two years after resigning from Congress because of a scandal involving him sending explicit photographs to women over the internet.

Before he resigned from Congress, Weiner held the House seat that was once occupied by Schumer before the latter ran for U.S. Senate in 1998.

Weiner announced last week that he was mounting a bid for New York City mayor, capping a tumultuous two years that began when he initially denied sending the photographs by claiming his Twitter account was hacked.

Weiner later admitted sending the explicit images and resigned from Congress in June 2011.

Current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is leaving office this year after serving three terms.