Congressman Anthony Weiner is getting help.  That's according to his spokeswoman Risa Heller who released the following statement Saturday:

"Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person.  In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well.  Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents."

Meanwhile, a Senior Democratic National Committee party official tells FOX that Congressman Weiner's refusal to step aside "is unacceptable".  "His constituents and his colleagues need finality- and his district needs Representation- the die is cast - he needs to move on".

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