ATLANTA (CNN) — Silence can speak volumes. And when Chuck Schumer clams up, it might speak more.
Asked Sunday whether shamed former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a fellow Democrat, deserved a second chance in politics, the usually vocal senator had nothing to say.
"I'm not going to comment on that," Schumer said on ABC's "This Week."
He gave the same response as the question was asked twice more.
"Nope," he said. "No comment."
Weiner, who resigned in 2011 amid scandal over a lewd photo sent via Twitter, confirmed in an interview published on Wednesday that he's considering a political comeback.
He admitted that he's eying this year's mayor's race in a New York Times Magazine piece that detailed his life with wife Huma Abedin, a close aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their attempts to stay out of the limelight over the past two years.
"We have been in a defensive crouch for so long," Weiner said in the article. "We are ready to clear the decks on this thing."
Weiner added that he does not have this "burning, overriding desire" to seek office again.
"It's not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it's now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something."