Why Huma, Hillary Stand By Their Men
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Perhaps the most remarkable part of Anthony Weiner's news conference Tuesday — where he admitted that he continued sexting, even after he resigned from Congress — was the moment his wife, Huma Abedin, stepped up to the podium to defend her husband and to explain her own actions.
"It was not an easy choice in any way," she said. "But I made the decision that it was worth staying in this marriage. That was a decision I made for me, for our son, and for our family."
It's a decision that has baffled some observers, and one that could be examined through the lens of her relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Abedin started working for the Clintons in 1996 as a White House intern and continues to work for Hillary Clinton now. Clinton has even called Abedin "a second daughter."
"Hillary Clinton has learned how to eat scandal for breakfast," said Gail Sheehy, author of Hillary's Choice. "She goes on and on and on and has proved that if you work at it long enough, you can survive and thrive if you have your own political talents. Huma is a baby in the water here, at her first press conference, trying to defend a man who we find out has continued to betray her."
To hear host Amy Eddings' full conversation with Gail Sheehy, click on the audio link above.