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Representative Weiner Stepping Down (Finally)

June 16, 2011 by  

Representative Weiner Stepping Down (Finally)

The sexting scandal surrounding Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) may soon die out, as reports emerged that he would, indeed, step down.

“Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told House leaders and friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House, said a top Democratic official and two people told of Mr. Weiner’s plans,” reported The New York Times, which broke the story Thursday morning.

The Congressman has come under increasing fire from his own party this week, as even more lewd photos were released and more of his alleged cyber-mistresses came forward. Among his detractors were President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who both said Weiner needed to resign.

The House Ethics Committee previously opened an inquiry into Weiner’s behavior; since he resigned, this will likely be closed.

“The top Democratic official said Anthony Weiner called Representative Nancy Pelosi and Representative Steve Israel last night while they were at the White House picnic to inform them he had decided to resign on Thursday,” the article read. “

Rep. Weiner officially announced his resignation during a press conference in Brooklyn on Thursday.

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