Weiner's Wife Is Pregnant

Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife of 11 months is pregnant, NBC News has confirmed.

The New York Times first reported late Wednesday afternoon that Huma Abedin is in the early stages of pregnancy.

The news surfaced days after Weiner admitted in an emotional public appearance that he tweeted an explicit photo of himself to a Twitter follower, just one of several women he admitted to contacting inappropriately online.

He confessed after first insisting for several days that his account had been hacked.

Abedin is a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton. The couple was married last summer by former President Bill Clinton.

The Times said in a story posted online Wednesday that Abedin is in the early stages of pregnancy. According to the newspaper, Weiner and Abedin have been telling close friends and family.

Weiner said on Monday that he and Abedin do not plan to split up over his inappropriate relationships.

"We will weather this," he said. His wife had not known that it was him in the crotch photo until Monday morning.

She was "very disappointed," Weiner said.

"She deserves much better than this and I know that," he added.

The Democratic congressman, who has represented parts of Brooklyn and Queens since 1999, faces an ethics probe in Congress after his disclosure on Monday.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi formally requested the investigation on Tuesday, and Weiner's support is withering among Democratic leaders.

A Pennsylvania congresswoman became the first Democrat in the House to call for his resignation, saying in a statement on Wednesday  that "having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress."

"In light of Anthony Weiner's offensive behavior online, he should resign," said Rep. Allyson Schwartz.

At the weekly Democratic caucus lunch Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said: "I wish there was some way I could defend him, but I can't."

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