Yahoo News is reporting that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has told friends that he will resign from Congress.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Weiner will publicly announce his decision at a press conference Thursday. NBC reported just before the news broke that Weiner’s staff members appeared to be packing up his office this morning. NBC’s Alex Moe reports that two staff members and two interns left the office with their belongings, turned off the lights and locked the door.
Weiner’s move was widely expected in the face of increasing pressure from colleagues as well as the public amid a growing scandal over the New York Democrat’s lewd online communications with multiple women.
It looks like the other shoe has fallen for Weiner. How sad is it that the career of a rising star in the Democratic Party has ended in such a controversial way? We don’t know how many fallen politicians it will take for those in Congress to realize that you can’t represent one thing — dedicated family man — and then do something completely different: engage in inappropriate behavior with numerous women, including a porn star.
For some reason, voters continue to expect politicians to actually have moral values. Clearly, they are no different from the rest of us. Hopefully Weiner can repair what is most important: the damage done to his family and friends because of his shenanigans.
Read more at Yahoo News.
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