So much for decorum!
Rep. Anthony Weiner posed nearly naked before a mirror in a Congressional gym, embarrassing photos released online revealed.
The gossip site TMZ, released 11 photographs allegedly snapped in the private basement gym locker room at the Rayburn House Office Building.
In several photographs Weiner is seen grabbing his privates and in others he is seen in the middle of the exercise room with trainers in the background.
The photos released by TMZ come a day after the New York congressman rejected calls from Democratic Party leadership to resign his seat. Weiner said Saturday he planned to take a leave of absence and is seeking professional treatment before taking next steps.
Last Monday, Weiner admitted he sent sexually explicit text messages and photographs of himself to several women over three years, while married to top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin. After his revelation, it was revealed Abedin is in the first trimester of her pregnancy.
Friday, Delaware authorities questioned a 17-year-old girl who had engaged in non-sexual private messages with Rep. Weiner.
Weiner lied repeatedly for more than a week about his online activities and claimed a photo of his groin in boxers was the work of a hacker or political opponent. He ultimately said the photo was meant to be a private message sent as a joke and he removed it in a panic.
Three top House Democrats including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel, called for his resignation in a coordinated effort.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told Bob Schieffer, host of CBS' 'Face the Nation', Weiner couldn't effectively lead.
I would hope that Mr. Weiner would use this opportunity to reflect on whether he can effectively proceed.