Heckler From ‘Howard Stern Show’ Interrupts Anthony Weiner During Resignation Speech
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Brooklyn and Queens Representative Anthony Weiner announced his resignation Thursday afternoon, he was repeatedly interrupted by a celebrity heckler.
After apologizing to his neighbors, constituents and his wife Huma Abedin for getting involved in an online sexting scandal, the congressman was heckled by a writer and performer from the “Howard Stern” show, Benjy Bronk.
After Weiner uttered the words “today I’m announcing my resignation from Congress,” Bronk shouted out “bye bye pervert.”
As Weiner continued his speech, Bronk interrupted again, yelling “were you fully erect, the people demand to know.”
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At that point, others gathered to hear Weiner’s speech at the Brooklyn Senior Center began getting frustrated, asking authorities to “throw him out.”
Weiner composed himself and continued his speech, only for the heckler to ask “are you more than seven inches?”
Weiner said his decision to resign was “so that I can continue to heal from the damage that I have caused.”
That decision came just a day after Abedin returned from a trip overseas with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
It also followed a seemingly endless series of new, tawdry details of Weiner’s sexting scandal. On Wednesday, a former porn star held a news conference saying she would gladly appear before any House ethics investigatory committee to talk about the texts she exchanged with Weiner.
Weiner sought a two-week leave of absence foran unspecified treatment, before eventually succumbing to repeated calls for his resignation.
Bronk was also previously heard heckling Weiner during a news conference in which he admitted to posting lewd photos on Twitter.