During the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal of the late 1990s, Geraldo Rivera, then on CNBC, was a big defender of the president; probably the biggest. It looks like he’s ready to revive that role for New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
“I feel same [regarding] NYC mayoral candidate Weiner as I did President Clinton,” Rivera, ow a Fox News anchor, tweeted Wednesday. “If their wives are cool with their funky stuff, so I am. Won’t be boring.”
Neither Hillary Clinton nor Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife, have ever publicly stated they’re “cool” with their husband’s “funky junk,” or any variation thereof. It is true, though, that they both declined to pursue a divorce after their husbands proclivities made it into the news.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) didn’t receive the same support from Rivera in his own sexual transgressions. “[H]e talked about morality, that’s the problem,” Rivera said in 2008. “It’s another horny hypocrite.”