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AP sources: Weiner to resign over sexting scandal

 


WASHINGTON — New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, relieved Democratic officials said Thursday.

A formal announcement was expected later in the day.

Weiner, 46, has been at a treatment facility at an undisclosed location since last weekend, and has not been seen in public since telling reporters last Saturday he intended to return to work.

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File

In this Feb. 25, 2006 file photo, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference in New York. Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even x-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, Democratic officials said Thursday.

 

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