Anthony Weiner is currently on the comeback trail after infamously sending pictures of his “pecker” to his Twitter followers back in 2011. If anyone believes he can survive his scandal, it’s conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, who argued recently that other politicians have survived far worse.
Ever one for inciting controversy, Coulter compared the former congressman to the late Ted Kennedy, Mark Sanford and Nevada Senator David Vitter during a recent sit-down on Geraldo At Large.
Weiner is currently considering a run for New York mayor, and Coulter wouldn’t be surprised if he managed to get elected, since other politicians have come back from far worse. She pointed out Kennedy’s ability to be re-elected continually after he “killed a girl,” and Vitter’s political success after his implication in a prostitution scandal.
Coulter told Rivera that Weiner should run because it will shift attention away from the GOP’s nomination of Mark Sanford in South Carolina. “These guys get caught in scandals and then no one will hire them, they have nothing to do. ‘Oh I know, I’ll run for my old job again,'” she remarked.
She conceded that Weiner was popular among liberals over his reputation as a “pit bull on TV,” but opined that the scandal that led to his resignation was “creepy,” saying that the disgraced pol was “really nasty about it.”
“When you see that pit bull really obnoxious behavior being deployed on behalf of you sending out pictures of your pecker, the whole thing is just so creepy and embarrassing,” said Coulter.
Coulter was recently in the news over a controversial Fox Nation column that “jokingly” called for Meghan McCain’s murder. The joke wasn’t well-received, with McCain and her mother condemning Coulter’s line. Still, she defended herself for the “joke.”
“I think the exclamation point made it clear,” Coulter told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “And the fact that everyone laughed when they read it.”
Here’s video of Ann Coulter weighing Anthony Weiner’s potential comeback, via Mediaite:
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