Two-and-a-half weeks after the scandal that brought Anthony Weiner's Twitter profile under national scrutiny, the New York Democratic Representative announced on Thursday that he will resign from the House.

The announcement comes after weeks of pressure the party has put on Weiner to relinquish his position, since his morals were called into question after the married politician accidently shared a "private" tweet of his "private" parts to his entire list of Twitter followers, instead of just the intended party.

Weiner initially denied that the photograph was of him, claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked. Later, however, he admitted that he had carried on provocative sexting relationships with at least six of his young, attractive, female Twitter followers.

In the meantime, Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi have called for Weiner's resignation, and even the White House went so far as the call him "a distraction." President Barack Obama summed up his position succinctly, saying, "If I were him, I'd resign."

The announcement comes directly after Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, who is expecting a child, returned home from an overseas trip with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Now that Weiner will officially withdraw from public office, a special election in New York's 9th District will have to be held. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to call for the election shortly.

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  • GabrielaTilevitz
    GabrielaTilevitz on

    Anthony Weiner looks like the kind of guy who would accidentally send a picture of his weiner to his entire twitter list. Why do people always initially lie when they get caught?

  • Sophia Hurrell
    Sophia Hurrell on

    Can we please stop obsessing over these Weiner pictures and focus on something a little more important? Of course I don't think he should have done what he did but that is his business, not mine.

    Dear CNN,
    Please tell me more about what is happening to our economy and important issues that affect my life, and less about weiners. Thanks.

  • Sydney Ramsden
    Sydney Ramsden on

    I'm glad he finally resigned, not just because it's the right thing to do after lying to the public and to the press, but also because the news media can finally move on and talk about more pressing topics nation- and worldwide.

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