After another cache of embarrassing photos featuring disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner surfaced yesterday, the New York Daily News reports the New York Democrat is now considering resigning.
The outlet reports:
A source close to the congressman told the Daily News that he had been adamant about keeping his seat - even amid daily new revelations of his reckless sexting.
But the unrelenting media coverage, the demands from his party's leaders that he step down and the appearance of more humiliating photos made Weiner realize he may not be able to bull his way through the crisis after all, the source said.
The Daily News also reveals that Weiner might listen to a call to step down from his mentor, NY Senator Chuck Schumer. Additionally, he's apparently afraid of what Hillary Clinton might be whispering to his wife:
The source said one of the only people Weiner would listen to is his mentor, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Schumer has said he is "heartbroken" over Weiner's implosion, but has stopped short of telling him to quit.
The other person Weiner will take advice from - his wife, Huma Abedin - is in Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Clinton. Weiner is still convinced Abedin won't divorce him, and is telling people she wants him to stay in Congress, sources said.
The lusty lawmaker is afraid of what Clinton, who has some experience with misbehaving husbands, may be whispering to Abedin, the source said.
Weiner has unequivocally refused to step down in the week after admitting he lied to the press about inappropriate online relationships with several woman. Fellow Democrats had been sticking by his side. But after he admitted to having contact with a 17-year-old girl, many top-ranking Dems jumped ship, including DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Now, it seems, the calls for him to resign may have taken seed.