Breaking: Anthony Weiner to resign

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.

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  1. Posted June 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Despite that nasty unsolicited photo, I am really sad to see someone who was otherwise very much on our side out of office :/

    • Posted June 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      Agreed. If it’s true that he was sexually harassing women (I’m not sure since I don’t follow news too closely), then feminists have lost a great voice. I still support him, but hope that things are worked out as they should be.

  2. Posted June 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I wonder when Vitter will be announcing HIS resignation? Wiener did nothing illegal.

  3. Posted June 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Actually, sending unwilling parties sexually explicit photos might actually break some laws. In some places, it is called Sexual Harassment. It is like a dirty dirty cat call in a trenchcoat. Not very professional.

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