BREAKING: Weiner resigning?

Posted by: ST on June 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

Yes, according to “friends” – via the NYT:

WASHINGTON — Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House in the wake of revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.

The news comes as Democratic leaders prepared to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness.

Mr. Weiner, a Democrat, came to the conclusion that he could no longer serve after having long discussions with his wife, Huma Abedin, when she returned home on Tuesday after traveling abroad with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Pressure on Mr. Weiner to leave the House has been building for days, with top House Democrats, including Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, coming forward over the weekend publicly urge him to spare himself, his family and his party any more embarrassment.

But that pressure intensified earlier this week when President Obama publicly suggested that he should step down and Ms. Pelosi told reporters that she was prepared to strip Mr. Weiner of his committee assignments if he did not leave.

As Drudge would say, developing ….

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  • 8 Responses to “BREAKING: Weiner resigning?”


    1. Phineas says:

      I’ll be glad if he does, just to put this ridiculous story to bed. Still, the cynical partisan in me wishes he’d fight on, just for the pain it would cause the Democrats. >:)

      I have to wonder if he’s been offered some sort of sinecure position at a think-tank as an inducement? By his own admission, he’d have no idea what to do in the private sector, nor any marketable skills. Unless maybe in the online porn business… ;)

    2. Paul says:

      Now if only a few more on both sides of the aisle would follow suit !!

    3. Lorica says:

      I can see MSNBC has their new co-host for the Spitzer show!!! Spitzer-Weiner… Ohhh the jokes would be never ending!! – Lorica

    4. Tex says:

      Thank God he’ll soon be forgotten as we move on to the next sleazy/corrupt politician du jour. There seems to be no end to them.

    5. Kate says:

      ….that was an angry room! I am surprised no garbage was tossed at him….or shoes!!!

      So how’s the rehab going to help now?

    6. Carlos says:

      Strange. Weiner criticized Obhammud heavily for his stand on the pre-1967 borders for Israel, and a few days later these photos surface.

      Coincidence? Like a friend of mine used to say, in politics there are no coincidences.

    7. Sefton says:

      I’ve seen two different references already that Weiner could possibly run for his seat again in the special election…and there’s a good chance he’d win.
      If that doesn’t put the icing on the absurd with this guy and his NY constituents, I don’t know what would.