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Alec Baldwin calls for Anthony Weiner to quit mayoral race

Alex Baldwin is once again letting his opinion be known, and this time he's speaking out against New York City mayoral candidate and sexting-aficionado Anthony Weiner.

In an op-ed column for The Huffington Post on Thursday, the actor called for Weiner to withdraw his bid for mayor after news broke that he resumed sexting online after resigning from Congress in 2011 for the same offense.

"Weiner has only one problem that disqualifies him from the race and that is that he is clearly addicted to reckless behavior. That is something New York's taxpayers do not need right now," writes Baldwin, who previously considered entering New York's mayoral race.

The 55-year-old actor advises that Weiner let time heal his offenses: "Weiner should quit, walk away, let some time wash over his reversals and re-emerge, another day, to attempt some future race for public office."

Weiner's latest scandal came to light after gossip site The Dirty posted allegations and screen grabs from an unidentified 23-year-old woman who claimed the politician exchanged non-PG photos with her while using the alias "Carlos Danger." The woman told the blog that the phone exchanges continued through August 2012, but Weiner repeatedly refused to comment on the timing, simply suggesting it happened after his June 2011 resignation from Congress.

The revelations prompted Weiner to hold a press conference Tuesday apologizing for the online sexcapades but refusing to bow out of the mayoral race. His wife, Huma Abedin, also stood by his side and told reporters she's forgiven Weiner for his indiscretions and urged him to soldier on.

Though Baldwin does not forgive and forget so easily, writing, "New York does not need a mayor who has an uncontrollable desire to self-destruct the moment he feels he has fooled the voters into giving him their trust." Time (and perhaps Weiner's phone) will tell.

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