Reporting Carol D'Auria
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – It’s been nearly three weeks since news of Anthony Weiner’s infamous Twitter crotch shot broke, and today the embattled congressman announced his resignation in Brooklyn.
Weiner (D-NY) was embroiled in a lewd photo/sexting scandal that he first denied but then fessed up to during a news conference as more women came forward and an X-rated photo of the 46-year-old lawmaker surfaced online.
His confession triggered a tabloid-style frenzy in print and online, and pressure for Weiner to resign mounted. Weiner apparently made the decision Wednesday and telephoned House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Steve Israel of New York, the head of the party campaign committee, to tell them of his plans to quit.
However, Weiner still has plenty of supporters, especially among seniors in Brooklyn, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria Reports From Brooklyn
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