Anthony Weiner is facing 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old high school student on Twitter in 2016.
Weiner’s meteoric rise in politics was first stunted in 2011, when the Democrat accidentally posted a dick pic on Twitter and was then exposed by Andrew Breitbart. Today Weiner received another punishing blow as the ex-congressman broke down crying in court when Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote sentenced him to 21 months in prison as punishment for sexting a minor in 2016.
As media was not allowed into the court room, two sketch artists have released their renditions of Weiner openly weeping as the sentence was announced.
The Daily News’s courtroom sketch of a weeping Weiner is quite something pic.twitter.com/9FCjspDxjC
— Clayton Guse (@ClaytonGuse) September 25, 2017
Courtroom sketch artist depicts a weeping Anthony Weiner reading statement and holding tissue. pic.twitter.com/ps2CZBg6Pc
— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) September 25, 2017
According to the New York Post, Weiner faced as much as 10 years behind bars as after the details of his online relationship with the high school student came to light. While 21 months is devastatingly long time to spend locked away without basic liberties, Weiner got off easier than some would have preferred.
“This was a serious crime. It’s a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote said as the convicted sext fiend dropped his head into his hand and wept.
After the courtroom cleared, Weiner sat crying in his chair with his lawyers patting him on the back. His mom also sat crying on the bench behind him, sitting next to Weiner’s brother Jason and Weiner’s dad.
The serial sexter’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Huma Abedin, was nowhere to be seen.”
Possibly the saddest part of this entire ordeal is that Weiner will disappear from the public light for almost two entire years, meaning journalists no longer have an excuse to include as many dick jokes as possible in every single story about the disgraced ex-congressman.
As this may be our last opportunity to do so, below we shall include a series of tweets and a video where President Trump called Creepy Weiner out for being a “perv.”
Pervert alert. @RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
Sexual pervert Anthony Weiner has zero business holding public office.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2013
Keep an eye on Anthony Weiner. Weasels are hard to get rid of.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2012
Danger-Weiner is a free man at 12:01AM. He will be back sexting with a vengeance. All women remain on alert.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2013
Pervert Weiner is dead in his race for mayor of NYC but WOW, Eliot Spitzer has dropped way down in recent poll for comptroller. SLEAZE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013