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Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 9th district of New York.

Crowley Letter to Prevent Deportation of Malachy McAllister

April 28, 2006 Crowley Leads Bi-Partisan Letter in Support of Malachy McAllister and His Family from Deportation.

—Congressman Joseph Crowley, a co-Chair of the Congressional Ad-Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs joined Friends of Ireland Chair James Walsh (R-NY) along with Reps. Richard Neal (D-MA), Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) in authoring a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff asking him to intervene to stop the deportation of Malachy McAllister and his children.

"Malachy has served time for his crimes and is not a terrorist threat to the United States. Returning him and his family to Northern Ireland would put him at grave risk. When Congress passed tight terrorism laws we designed them to keep terrorists who threaten our nation out. Not to cause pain and suffering to hard working people living peacefully within. Malachy has shown that he is determined to live his life in the United States peacefully and to put his past in Northern Ireland behind him. To deport him and his family would be immoral," said Congressman Joseph Crowley.

Recently the Third Circuit Court of Appeals based in Philadelphia ruled against Malachy's appeal for deportation. In writing on the case Judge Maryanne Trump Barry wrote "I cannot find a way to keep Malachy in this country and I have surely tried."[1]

IAPAC money

Cogressional candidate Anthony Weiner received money from the Iranian American Political Action Committee during the 2006 election cycle.[2]

Peace Pledge Coalition

In 2007 90 Members of Congress, pledged in an open letter delivered to President Bush: "We will only support appropriating funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office." The letter was initiated by the Peace Pledge Coalition. The Coalition was led by Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America, Bob Fertik, Medea Benjamin, CodePink, Bill Fletcher, co-founder of Center for Labor Renewal David Swanson,,, Progressive Democrats of America, Kevin Zeese, Voters for Peace, Democracy Rising, Brad Friedman, co-founder of Velvet Revolution, Bill Moyer, Backbone Campaign.

Anthony Weiner signed the letter.[3][4]

"Impeach Cheney"

In January 2008, nine out of 23 Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee favor starting impeachment hearings against Vice-President Dick Cheney. Six of the nine are co-sponsors of H.R. 799, which contains three articles of impeachment. The nine Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who favored impeachment hearings were: Robert Wexler, Fla.; Luis Gutierrez, Ill.; Anthony Weiner, N.Y.; Tammy Baldwin, Wisc.; Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas; Steve Cohen, Tenn.; Keith Ellison, Minn.; Maxine Waters, Calif.; and Hank Johnson, Ga.[5]

DSA support on healthcare

According to the September 2009 Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America newsletter;[6]

There have been two positive developments with respect to health care reform in Congress. First, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and other progressives on the House Labor and Education Committee were able to insert an amendment into HR 3200 allowing states to opt out of the public option in favor of a state single-payer plan. Secondly, Representative Anthony Weiner (D-New York) was able to persuade Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on HR 676 in September (The Weiner Amendment would replace HR 3200 with HR 676.) in return for voting HR 3200 out of the House Commerce and Energy Committee.
In light of these developments, we ask DSA members to participate in the following activities on behalf of health care reform:Call your member of Congress. Demand that he or she support a strong public option, oppose stripping the Kucinich Amendment from the final bill, and support the Weiner Amendment. March with the Health Care for All contingent at the Detroit Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7th.

Asian Americans for Equality, 37th Anniversary

In March 2011, hundreds of supporters came to the Jing Fong Restaurant in Chinatown to help the prominent advocacy and housing organization, Asian Americans for Equality, celebrate its 37th anniversary. Dignitaries such as Rep. Anthony Weiner and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver addressed hundreds of invited guests as they feasted on platters bursting with lobster, whole fish and roast chicken.[7]

Twitter Scandal and Resignation

Anthony Weiner Press Conference: Resignation Met With Lewd Heckles, June 16, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner stated he will resign his seat in Congress after a scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women. The scandal was exposed by Andrew Breitbart of Big Government. Originally, Weiner denied the allegations, photos and evidence. He was caught in numerous lies.[8] Various media outlets accused Breitbart of lying about the evidence and even hacking Weiner's Twitter account. All of this was proven false.

Anthony Weiner officially resigned from office on June 16, 2011. During his resignation statement, Weiner was heckled with lewd questions and jokes from his constituents. Widely thought to be the next Governor of New York, Weiner's political career is all but ended at this juncture.[9]

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