A Fox News interview with Anthony Weiner and Curtis Sliwa, who’re beginning a radio present collectively, received tense when host Sean Hannity opened up by asking Weiner if he has changed after serving 21 months in federal jail as a convicted intercourse offender.
Weiner paused earlier than saying, “Well, I think so.”
“I don’t think anyone can go through that kind of experience — and I think this is probably true of people who have been through other types of adversity — I don’t think you go through that type of experience and not emerge changed,” Weiner added.
Weiner pleaded responsible to sexting a minor in 2017. He served 18 months of a 21-month jail sentence for sending obscene materials to a 15-year-old and was required to register as a intercourse offender for the remainder of his life. He was launched in May 2019.
Weiner and Sliwa appeared on the present to advertise their new weekly radio present, The Left vs. The Right, however the interview primarily centered on Weiner and his character.
“That’s an obscure answer. Either you know in your heart if you’ve changed, or you know in your heart if you didn’t change,” Hannity stated. “Can you assure people? Because you’re going to now try and draw in an audience, and they’re going to want to know if you’ve changed. Have you changed?”
In response, Weiner stated listeners can “judge for themselves” and argued that he wasn’t attempting to steer individuals to really feel a sure approach about him.
“I’m not out to persuade you or anyone else that I’ve changed. I’m doing a radio show, and people can call and ask me questions,” Weiner stated. “No, I’m not trying to make someone like me or someone be persuaded of any particular outlook on me.”
Sliwa additionally defended his co-host, saying Weiner is “a good talk show host” and is “on solid ground.”
Both co-hosts have run failed New York City mayoral bids, and Weiner represented a New York City congressional district for a few years. Sliwa is also a chief of the Guardian Angels and has volunteered to patrol subway vehicles and sidewalks to assist cease violent crime.
Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin married Weiner in 2010, and so they have one son collectively. Abedin, who filed for divorce in 2017, displays in her memoir Both/And on the “rage” she felt after Weiner shared a lewd picture with the world.
An investigation into Weiner revealed proof regarding Clinton’s personal e mail server, reopening an FBI investigation into Clinton simply weeks earlier than Election Day.