These days, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., goes simply by “Anthony” and wears casual gray V-necks. We know this because Weiner, now a columnist for Business Insider, re-emerged Tuesday night to do an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos.
Ramos wanted to make Weiner an expert on political scandal, something that Weiner didn’t necessarily like.
“If you’re turning to me for advice on how to handle your scandals, you know you’re in bad shape,” Weiner said, after Ramos asked what he would tell New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“I’m not really a great person to be judging other people’s things since I’ve had embarrassing things in my background that ultimately ended my political career,” Weiner replied, when asked about the “kissing congressman,” Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.
Weiner didn’t want to talk about his own “sexting” scandal, either. “I think if anything at this point in my career, I deserve the right to say, 'It’s none of your business,'” Weiner said. He vowed not to go “into the rabbit hole” of having conversations about his personal life, while saying his marriage to Huma Abedin, part of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle, wouldn’t impact the former secretary of state’s potential presidential run in 2016. “My wife and I have a firewall in our household,” Weiner explained.
As for his own political future, Weiner said he didn’t “anticipate” running for office again, saying he could influence policy in other ways. In March, he launched his “Weiner!” column for Business Insider, and he hinted to Ramos that he wants to do more TV. “You do a service every night with your program,” Weiner told Ramos, suggesting that he might make a good guest host.
"Invite me back,” Weiner said at the end of the exchange.