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June 16, 2011 4:29 pm

Weiner Resigns from Congress

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Cbs News – Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner on Thursday announced his resignation from Congress after more than a dozen years, ending almost three weeks of media scrutiny and intense pressure on the New York Democrat who sent lewd photos and messages to several women he met online.

“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 I have caused,” Weiner told a packed house of reporters at the Council Center for Senior Citizens in Brooklyn.

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