New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) found himself, once again, answering for sex-related text messages on Tuesday during a press conference with his wife at his side. The New York Times published an editorial after, calling on him to withdraw from the race:
At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told. In the meantime, the serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City.
Weiner resigned from Congress two years ago for the same problem. He said during his conference Tuesday, however, that his sexy messages to other women did not end with his resignation. He acknowledged that at least some of the new messages that have since surfaced are authentic.
"That’s ridiculous and speaks to a familiar but repellent pattern of misleading and evasion," the Times wrote. "It’s up to Mr. Weiner if he wants to keep running, to count on voters to forgive and forget and hand him the keys to City Hall. But he has already disqualified himself."