By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Retirees at a New York senior center where Anthony Weiner announced his retirement in 2011 after admitting he sent racy messages and photos have had enough.
Many of the elderly attendees of the Council Center for Senior Citizens in Brooklyn say Weiner's latest sexting scandal is embarrassing and sleazy. Others defend their longtime former Congressman.
Their reaction comes after the married Democrat said Thursday he traded racy messages with as many as three women after resigning from Congress in 2011 for similar behavior. He says he is "working with people" to get help but disputed that his penchant for X-rated online flirting amounted to an addiction.
Weiner insists he will stay in New York City's mayoral race. A new poll released Thursday shows he has fallen behind a top rival.