New York Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress, three weeks after controversy revealed (Video)

By on Jun 17, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

New York Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned on Thursday, June 16, 2011 as shown in the video below, nearly after three weeks of the controversy about his “online relationships” outside marriage were revealed.

New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announcing
his resignation (June 16, 2011)

Image Credit: ABC News/YouTube

“I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do. Unfortunately, the distraction that I created has made that impossible.” Rep. Anthony Weiner said, reading his prepared statement in front of the media.

“Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress, so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative, and most importantly, that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage that I’ve caused,” the New York congressman added, as a voice from the crowd cheered.

Weiner, 46, a Democrat, announced his resignation from US Congress in New York following the pressure from the public and even from the Democratic Party, urging him to resign.

Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife and a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who reports said she is pregnant to their first child, was not present during the announcement.

Rep. Anthony Weiner made into the headlines nearly three weeks ago when he allegedly posted an indecent photo of him on Twitter which earlier he denied.

Later, reports revealed that he did the same act on his Facebook account and “communicated inappropriately” with a woman which he also denied and announced that he will not resign from office.

Days past, the disgraced public official admitted his “mistakes” and made a public apology but insisted that his acts were not illegal, as reports said that he may take a leave of absence to go for treatment.

Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns
Image Credit: ABC News/YouTube

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