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Congressman Weiner takes a leave of ababsence as even more photos surface.
In Washington, the house is back in session today, without Congressman Anthony Weiner.
He announced over the weekend he's taking time off to get help. After admitting he had inappropriate relationships with several women over the internet.
Now we learn that as Congressman Weiner tries to get out of the spotlight and let this scandal die down, more pictures have surfaced.
On Saturday as Congressman Weiner walked down a New York Street, a female supporter could be heard shouting, "I support you, we all support you."
The congressman says he's not quitting; he's taking a leave of absence to get professional help. The leave of absence is occurring as more information regarding the scandal is being released. In addition to sending explicit photos to women, he was also tweeting a 17-year-old girl.
With new photos now posted on tmz.com, the hiatus - one colleague says - was designed to let all this die down. "They had to get Anthony Weiner off the front pages," said Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D) New York.
Democrats and Republicans think he should resign, "it seems to me extraordinarily difficult that he can proceed to represent his constituents in an effective way," said Rep. Steny Hoyer,(D) Maryland.
"We have got important work to do. And this is just a ridiculous distraction," said Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin.
But a majority of New Yorkers want Congressman Weiner to stay, "When you get a good Congressman like Anthony Weiner you need to stick behind him," says Weiner Constituent, Elaine Manasse.
"It's not affecting his work, it shouldn’t affect our politics," said another Weiner Constituent, Michael Noonan
At his office this weekend, protesters insist Congressman Weiner has set a bad example, "Kids could turn around and say 'Well why can't I do it if he can do it?'" said protester Teresa Gulino.