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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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  • Raggs

    About time he got to the short of it!

  • jopa

    He will be forgotten history in about two weeks just like Chris Lee (R-NY) was from New Yorks 26th. New York sure picks some winners!I wonder if Rudy G. went out and bought a new dress to celebrate.

  • http://tucsongirl@comcast.net Ramona

    This guy is a representative of the type of slime that Liberals are promoting for office. He should be jailed. The kind of behavior he is exhibiting, sick sexual ID, a role model for other of his ilk, is way beyond what Americans want in public office or in any office for that matter. He doesn’t have a sexual addiction. He had one incorrect perception of himself and now his wife will pay the price. Come on Liberal ladies, see that he gets what is coming to him.

    • get right

      Ramona, do you think Sen. Vitter should step down? Paying for sex is against the law isn’t it?

  • Raggs

    The guy looks like a rubber chicken…

    • Michael J.

      Raggs,
      He’s got the beak, alright!

      • Cawmun Cents

        I kept wondering why people couldnt see that he had his pecker in full view at all times.-CC.

  • http://deleted Claire

    It is obvious that “some” politicians can get by with their shenanigans and others cannot. Look at the ones still in office that have committed foul deeds. All of them should have been run out of town. Democrat and Republican alike. What is fair is fair.

  • Michael J.

    Well it’s official, Weiner pulled out. No more Congressional sausage making for this weinersnitzel. After ten or so years of hot-dogging, others besides him have decided he could no longer cut the mustard.

    Maybe he could persue a career modeling lingerie for Victoria Secret?

    • armyblue

      How many of these people in office are waiting for the other “shoe” to drop? Amazing isn’t it? Making laws for us and telling us how to live and what’s right? And then to thank his parents for instilling “values” in him? Now onto the movie and the book for the Congressman. Not to mention the retirement money for the opportunity to display his extreme narcissism. May God help this country.

      • Michael J.

        armyblue,
        I agree, the time for talk is being quickly overun by a time for action.

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