Anthony Weiner Quits House Seat Over Sexting Scandal

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GangStarr Girl | June 16, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Representative Anthony D. Weiner (Democrat) has officially resigned from Congress today. Weiner’s resignation follows the recent revelations of lewd exchanges with women online, which involved nude pictures and sexting.

“I’m here to apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment that I have caused,” Mr. Weiner said at a press conference, adding that he had hoped to be able to continue serving his constituents. “Unfortunately,” he said, “the distraction I created has made that impossible.”

Mr. Weiner announced his resignation in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, at a senior center where he announced his first campaign for City Council in 1991. His wife, Huma Abedin, did not appear alongside him.

He was once considered a leading candidate to be the next mayor of New York City.


Via NY Times.

Did he do the right thing?