Twitter’s most notorious former Congressman is back

But for how long?


Chase Hoffberger


Published Nov 9, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 7:43 am CDT

Twitter’s most famous penis pusher is back, and it only took him 18 months.

Former United States Representative Anthony Weiner (D-New York), whose popularity and pitfalls can be mutually attributed to his unrivaled candidness on the microblogging service, made a quiet return to Twitter on Wednesday, posting a link to a YouTube video detailing a need for relief after Hurricane Sandy hit New York’s Rockaway Beach.

The tweet was Weiner’s first since he infamously posted a picture of his penis in his newsfeed last May.

Back then, the fallout that followed was massive. Weiner naturally took a national degree of heat for posting the photo—which he declared was intended as a private message to a woman in Seattle—and resigned from Congress a month later.

His verified Twitter account, once a beacon of laid-back light in a sea of stuffy Congressional darkness, went bye-bye with the position.

No word on if Weiner’s account will return to its hockey-following, Rachel Maddow-clowning ways, but we can be sure of one thing: should the one-time politician choose to use @RepWeiner for, ahem, personal conversation in the future, he’ll be sure to double check that he’s sending Miss Seattle a direct message.

Photo via Anthony Weiner/Twitter

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2012, 12:32 pm CST