In a recent interview, Anthony Weiner, a former New York Congressman and registered sex offender, expressed his belief that he would no longer be able to win an election in New York City due to his perceived lack of wokeness with the left-wing ideology.
When asked about the possibility of running for political office again, Weiner acknowledged that his political standing had significantly changed since his departure from public life in 2011.
He admitted that while he used to be considered a more mainstream Democrat, the current political landscape within his party has shifted.
Weiner expressed doubts about his electability in New York City, attributing it to his perceived insufficiency in adhering to the left-leaning woke stance of the party.
For instance, he mentioned that his approach towards issues like crime enforcement might be perceived as not being sufficiently aligned with the prevailing left-wing values.
Anthony Weiner served as a representative for New York in Congress from 1999 until 2011, when he resigned due to a scandal involving inappropriate online interactions by exchanging photos with women.
However, in 2017, Weiner faced even more severe consequences as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison and required to register as a sex offender.
This scandal followed his involvement in sending explicit photos and messages to a minor, a 15-year-old girl.
During a Dan Abrams interview, Weiner was asked whether he felt he had moved past the controversies surrounding his name.
In response, he acknowledged that having the last name “Weiner” and a history of a sex scandal would always attract attention from publications like the New York Post, as they tend to gravitate towards such headlines.
Weiner feels he’s got a lot of blessings despite his history.
He feels he has paid the debt he owed to society. He expressed his gratitude to the management at WABC who took a chance and gave him the opportunity to air his thoughts.
It gives Weiner a chance to comment on the political climate by doing that occasionally, offering interviews with reporters, but if the question is, does he think he could be elected to another political office, Weiner claims he wouldn’t want to be in Washington right now; — put it that way.