Joe Biden Can’t Stand Anthony Weiner

• October 29, 2016 10:52 am


Vice President Joe Biden can't stand disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.

In an interview airing Saturday morning on CNN, Biden pronounced himself to have strong distaste for Weiner, whose sexting scandals are squarely back in the 2016 campaign spotlight when the FBI announced Friday it was investigating more emails as part of a probe into Clinton's use of a private email server.

The Clinton case appeared to be closed in July when the FBI did not recommend charges against her for potential mishandling of classified information. However, the discovery of new emails came about during a separate investigation of Weiner's sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

Weiner is the estranged husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Upon hearing Weiner's name invoked by host Michael Smerconish, Biden's face fell.

"Oh, God. Anthony Weiner," he said. "I should not comment on Anthony Weiner. I'm not a big fan, and I wasn't before he got in trouble, so I shouldn't comment on Anthony Weiner."

Biden also said he could not offer comment on the particulars of the FBI's announcement.

Abedin announced in August she was separating from Weiner after news broke he traded sexually explicit messages with another woman while their young son was in bed beside him.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump commended Abedin's decision. Weiner has been a target of Trump's barbs for year, with Trump often referring to him as a pervert.

"I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information," Trump said at the time.

Weiner's tawdry behavior has left his career in ruins. He resigned from Congress in 2011 after his first sexting scandal came to light, and his comeback attempt by running for New York mayor in 2013 fell apart for the same reasons.