News broke this hour that Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) will resign, after weeks of speculation and dick jokes. Talking Points Memo reports:
Back in New York, where Weiner had long harbored ambitions of becoming mayor, support for the Congressman remained steady in his congressional district, but citywide polls showed voters less sure. While early polls showed conflicting feelings among locals about the scandal, reports suggested that state Democrats might eliminate his seat entirely in the next round of redistricting or run a credible primary challenger, such as former Councilman Eric Gioia.
With little remaining support at home or in Washington and no sign of the media frenzy surrounding his personal life abating, Weiner was increasingly left with few options.
Last night, Weiner told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – who along with Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had called for his resignation – of his plans. So that’s that, folks.