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Weiner resigns in wake of sexting scandal

 


NEW YORK — Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

In this June 25, 2007 file photo, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., questions former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the House Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on the federal environmental response at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The 46-year-old Democrat made the announcement in his home district in New York after two weeks of fighting off pressure to step aside. Weiner apologized again for "the embarrassment that I have caused" and said he hoped to continue to fight for the causes dear to his constituents.

His wife, Huma Abedin, was not with him for the announcement.

 

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