Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) leaves a press conference after admiting to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it, at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue on June 6, 2011 in New York City. Weiner said he had not…
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Anthony Weiner is asking for a temporary leave of absence from the House while he seeks professional treatment in the wake of his Twitter scandal.
A spokeswoman for the New York Democrat says he has left for professional treatment and will focus on "becoming a better husband and healthier person."
Spokeswoman Risa Heller says Weiner wants the leave of absence so he can be evaluated and work out a course of treatment.
The statement doesn't say what Weiner would be treated for.
Just before the statement, leading Democrats demanded that Weiner step down.
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