Rep. Weiner to Resign in ‘Sexting’ Scandal

Jun 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Embattled New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is expected to resign today from the House of Representatives, CNN and other TV news outlets are reporting.

Rep. Weiner was expected to hold a news conference at 2 p.m. ET to announce his resignation.

The Democratic lawmaker has been under increasing pressure from his party since a "sexting" scandal broke late last month, with party leaders including President Obama calling for his resignation.

Weiner reportedly has told friends he will step down from office. News outlets were reporting this morning that his congressional office was closed and calls were going directly to voicemail.

After initially denying the allegations and blaming a hacker, Weiner held a news conference June 6 in which he admitted sending lewd messages, including lewd photos of himself, to various women via his Twitter account. Among the recipients was former porn star Ginger Lee, who joined the chorus yesterday in calling for Weiner to resign.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to the press in Washington this morning on jobs and a range of topics, but said at the outset of the news conference that she would not comment on the Weiner situation.


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