Weiner resigns from office
POSTED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:09pm
NBC NEWS — U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner has resigned from Congress after finding himself in the midst of a lewd photo scandal.
The young democrat once known for fiery speeches kept this appearance short, ignoring hecklers and taking no questions.
Last week, Weiner admitted he lied to cover up a photo scandal, sending lurid sext messages to women around the country.
Weiner waited for his pregnant wife to return from an overseas trip with the State Department, who was a top Clinton aide and no stranger to politics or scandal.
But while Huma Abedin entered their brooklyn apartment with him earlier today, she was noticeably absent at his announcement.
For Weiner's constituents, the resignation brought relief: a scandal that seemed to take on new proportions every day.
By stepping down, Weiner hopes to remove himself from the spotlight.