SOUTHAMPTON - Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his wife are reportedly spending the weekend in the Hamptons following his resignation amid a sexting scandal.
Weiner, 46, stepped down yesterday following nearly two weeks of mounting pressure from his colleagues and constituents.
Just hours after his resignation, Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, were spotted grocery shopping in a Manorville supermarket that is popular among travelers en route to the East End.
Some local residents say they wonder why Weiner and his wife would choose the celebrity-obsessed Hamptons to get away from the public eye.
"I don't know if this is the most low-key place to come on a summer weekend, but listen, he deserves a 'getaway,'" says Iris Eplan, of Sea Cliff.
East End residents say they hope Weiner and Abedin will be able to relax and repair their relationship.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-.N.Y.) is planning to hold a special election in late summer or early fall to fill the former congressman's vacant seat.
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