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Weiner chops it off

Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Resigns

NY, 2:25 PM - Amid heckling shouts of “bye bye pervert!” Anthony Weiner has resigned his seat in Congress.

Scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned his seat from the U.S. House on Thursday, ending a once-promising political career after his sexually-charged online behavior was exposed.

“Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress, 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 deal with the damage I have caused,” he said at a news conference in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

His announcement was met by some cheers and heckling in the packed room, including from one who could be heard saying, “Goodbye, pervert.”

Weiner now joins a long list of U.S. lawmakers who have resigned over sex scandals in recent years, including Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., Eric Massa, D-N.Y., and Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.

For nearly three weeks, Weiner has been embroiled in a scandal over lewd pictures and messages that he sent to at least six women on Twitter and Facebook over a three-year period.

Weiner has told friends he wanted to speak with his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, before deciding whether to resign. She returned to Washington early Wednesday from a trip to Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Weiner’s resignation came after the scandal grew even stranger when former porn actress Ginger Lee who exchanged emails and messages with the congressman said Wednesday he asked her to lie about their interactions. Lee called for Weiner to resign.

Oh snap. Maybe he could ignore the calls for his resignation from members and leaders of both parties, and even from the President, but when a used up old porn star says it’s over, it’s over.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/16/2011 at 02:07 PM   
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