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Anthony Weiner Seeks Professional Treatment

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Anthony Weiner will not be in Washington when Congress reconvenes on Monday, as he says he is taking some time off to seek professional help.

This comes after Congressman Weiner admitted that he engaged in inappropriate electronic relationships with six women over a three year period.

A spokesperson for Weiner issued the following statement on Saturday:

“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person. In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well. Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents.”

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