Huma Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner, gave remarks at a press conference for Anthony Weiner today in New York City:
"As many of you who have followed this campaign know, I've spent a good deal out on the campaign trail at churches and street fairs, parades, but this is the first time I've spoken at a press conference, and you'll have to bear with me because I'm pretty nervous and I wrote down what I wanted to say," Abedin started.
"When we faced this publicly two years ago, it was the beginning of a time in our marriage that was very difficult, and it took us a very long time to get through it. Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs. It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where I could forgive Anthony.
"It was not an easy choice in any way. 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. I didn't know how it would work out. But I did know that I wanted to give it a try. Anthony's made some horrible mistakes. Both before he resigned from Congress and after. But I do very strongly believe that is between us and our marriage. We discussed all of this before Anthony decided to run for mayor. So really what I want to say is, I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. Thank you very much. Thank you for your time."