Tweeting photos in boxers, tweeting inappropriate messages to a minor, and emailing porn star Ginger Lee; Weiner at last gives in to pressure and resigns. Representative Anthony Weiner has been caught with his pants down – literally. Amid suggestions and proposals for him to give up his post, Weiner has finally given the House of Representatives what they want – his job.
“I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do. Unfortunately the distraction that I created has made that impossible.” From a written statement in Weiner’s district. “So my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I caused.” (Source: Bloomberg)
Three weeks of chaos ensued upon Weiner after he admitted to “inappropriate conversations” with six women over the last three years. Weiner utilized Facebook, e-mail, Twitter and phone for his indiscretions.
Pressure from House Democrats, including Minority Leader, led to Weiner’s departure from his post. Pelosi publically appealed to Weiner, “…he exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations. Today he made the right judgment in resigning.
, Weiner’s wife, announced her pregnancy before leaving with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a trip to the Middle East and North Africa. It is unknown if Abedin will stay with Weiner, make public appearances of support beside him, or leave him altogether. Weiner is said to have left for his apartment in Forest Hills, Queens, before giving his announcement.