NEW YORK – Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife, announced that she is running for his Congressional seat.
With her boss, Hillary Clinton, at her side, Huma Abedin announced today that she is running in the special election that will be held to fill the Congressional seat vacated by her husband, Anthony Weiner.
“Huma is going to make an outstanding Congresswoman and, I hope, will become President some day,” said Clinton, who it has been rumored is having an affair with Abedin.
Abedin’s scandal-scarred husband, Rep. Anthony Weiner, resigned his seat from the U.S. House on Thursday, but his departing speech left the door open for a comeback.
Weiner has faced calls to resign for more than a week, since he came clean after publicly lied about inappropriate communications with women he met online. His resignation speech centered more on his years of service than his sexually-charged online affairs.
Weiner joins a long list of U.S. lawmakers who have resigned over sex scandals in recent years, including New York Reps. Chris Lee, a Republican, and Eric Massa, a Democrat; and Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.
Abedin has already received endorsements from prominent Democrats – Governor Andrew Cuomo, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Harry Reid, and President Barack Obama.
Asked if her husband was going to endorse her, Abedin said, “I don’t know and I don’t care.” Uh-oh.
Is there be trouble in the Weiner-Abedin household?
The special election will be held sometime in August. Huma Abedin will be the first Muslim woman elected to the House of Representatives.