Anthony Weiner To Take Leave Of Absence, Seek Professional Help

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May. 28 2018, Updated 10:13 a.m. ET

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by Radar Staff

Amid a chorus of cries for his resignation, Anthony Weiner announced on Saturday that he intends to request a "leave of absence" from his Congressional duties and seek professional help.

The "help," his spokeswoman said in a statement was in part to assist him to "become a better husband."

It was revealed this week that the disgraced New York Congressman's wife of less than a year, Huma Abedin, is three months pregnant with their first child.

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"Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment," said his spokeswoman Risa Heller.

She added that he has gone into treatment so "he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well."

As RadarOnline.com has been reporting, Weiner has confessed to sexting with several women, including a porn star.  Yesterday, we also reported that he'd been tweeting and sending private messages to a 17-year-old high school student.

On Saturday, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for Weiner to resign.

"This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction," she said.

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