Rep. Weiner Resigns from Congress

By Scott Sarvay

June 16, 2011 Updated Jun 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, New York (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - After multiple requests New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner made it official Thursday afternoon and resigned.

Holding a news conference at a Senior Center in his Brooklyn District Weiner says the decision would benefit his party, constituents and wife, Huma Abedin.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner said, “I hoped to have continued the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do, to fight for the middle class, and those struggling to make it. Unfortunately the distraction I created has made that impossible...so today I am announcing my resignation from Congress.”

Spectator: “Bye, bye, pervert.”

Several hecklers were present for Weiner’s announcement.

In the past week, President Obama, Democratic Party Chairman Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have all encouraged Weiner to resign.

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