Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) obtained an endorsement for New York City mayor, with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) announcing that he’d support his former colleague, Politico reported. In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, Weiner said that he is considering running for mayor this year, and has already issued a policy booklet.
While on Current TV’s “Bill Press Show,” Ellison said that Weiner deserved a second chance. Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 amid a scandal that erupted after he accidentally tweeted a lewd photo of himself.
“Anthony is a good guy in my opinion.” Ellison said. “Now, he should’ve came clean once he got busted, you know, and I’m sorry he didn’t do that — but he’s sorry he didn’t do that, and his wife’s sorry he didn’t do that.”
The Minnesota congressman added that “nobody here is perfect” and that he believed Weiner “was a great congressman.”