Former Representative Anthony Weiner seems to have finished himself off in his latest adulterous escapade.
The former candidate for mayor was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a minor.
That’s not all, his crimes have ruined his marriage and added to the demise of his political career, which the last part was not necessarily a bad thing.
U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote issued the sentence in federal court in New York and stated, “This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”
That’s all true, but is putting him away in federal prison a just punishment? I mean the people of the united States are going to be forced to pay taxes to feed, clothe and house this criminal? Is that just?
At least the courts are willing to call what he was engaged in a crime, and that’s a good thing.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sexting with a 15-year-old high school student.
Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, was sentenced by a federal judge in Manhatten. The judge also sentenced Weiner to three years of supervised release after he serves in prison, and fined him $10,000.
He must surrender to prison by Nov. 6.
According to the Associated Press, Weiner held his head in his hands and cried as the judge delivered the sentence.
While Weiner claims that his behavior is a “disease,” he also says it’s not an “excuse.”
First, it’s not a disease at all. He has submitted to sin and sin entangles. The only real help for Weiner is in the Lord Jesus Christ who said that is He sets a man free, that man is free indeed.
Second, it is a backhanded excuse. Otherwise, he would just say it was his behavior.
“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” Weiner said before sentencing. “I was the adult … if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today.”
“If I fail, I know what will happen,” Weiner said, pleading for probation to continue “treatment,” including sessions with Sex Addicts Anonymous. “But with God’s grace, I will not.”
“I victimized a young person who deserved better,” Weiner said in court. “I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for the opportunity on probation to keep my sworn oath.”
“Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online. Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement Monday. “Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”
Again, I don’t see how getting all expenses paid for, even though you are in a cage for 21 months is a “just sentence.”
However, once again, at least they recognized a crime occurred and they found him guilty.
“Steps are being taken … to limit his access to social media,” the judge said.
The NY Post adds, “In addition to his prison stint, Weiner was sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine for his crime, participate in sex offender outpatient treatment and spend three years on supervised release once his sentence is up.”
Who is this money going to? The victim? I doubt it. Once again, I ask where is justice here?
Weiner’s wife, Muslim Brotherhood-tied Huma Abedin, has filed for divorce.
“This man is going to be the death of me,” Abedin said, according to Hillary Clinton.
The couple have a 5-year-old son and are finalizing their divorce.
I’ll say this for Weiner, at least with his words, he is acknowledging what he was doing was wrong and admitting the effects it will have on his son.
“I was teaching him the wrong things … finally, I am teaching him the right lessons, accepting responsibility,” Weiner said.