VIDEO: Rep. Weiner's Chaotic Resignation Presser

The New York congressman kept his composure despite juvenile interruptions by a writer for The Howard Stern Show.


The circuslike atmosphere at New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation press conference is Exhibit 1 for why he had to step down: Despite his dignified demeanor as he apologized to his constituents, colleagues and wife, crude catcalls from the audience quickly turned the presser into a freakish sideshow. Most notably, a writer from The Howard Stern Show, Benjy Bronk, kept heckling the disgraced politician with rude questions about his, um, endowments.

What's next for Weiner after Congress? He's "looking for other ways to contribute [his] talents."

Hear the presser erupt into chaos in the MSNBC video above, or read more about Weiner's speech here.

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Sheryl Huggins Salomon is senior editor-at-large of The Root and a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based editorial consultant. Follow her on Twitter.

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