Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt knows Anthony Weiner is out of work, and he wants to do something about it.
In a column on the Huffington Post, Flynt offered the sexting scandal-tarred congressman an unspecified job at Flynt Management Group, LLC at a 20 percent hike over his Washington salary — which would come out to over $200,000 per year.
Flynt says he’d also pay for Weiner’s move to Los Angeles, as the job requires.
“While this employment opportunity is being offered in large part due to your qualifications and clear passion for making a change, I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington, D.C .,” Flynt wrote.
Flynt, who delivers his magazine for free to the office of each member of Congress, has consist. When President Bill Clinton was being impeached, Flynt offered a $1 million bounty for evidence of Republican philandering. The subsequent publication led to the resignation of would-be GOP House Speaker Bob Livingston of Louisiana.
Livingston was succeeded by David Vitter, who was since elected to the Senate and embroiled in his own prostitution scandal.
But Weiner might not technically be out of a job quite yet — though he announced his resignation Thursday, Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said a formal resignation letter has not yet been received.
Shortly after the press conference where he stood alone announcing that he’d quit Congress, the soon-to-be-former congressman was spotted Thursday afternoon with his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, at a supermarket in Manorville, N.Y., near the Hamptons, the New York Post reported.
The Post reports that Weiner “stocked up on chicken, lettuce and other produce” and sought to leave the store through a side exit after being recognized by other shoppers.
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