Weiner Quits

"Get out of here pervert" is heard at Weiner's resignation.

Published: June 16th 2011
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Weiner resigns.

Embattled New York Democrat Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, a little over a week after confessing to inappropriately dabbling with six women in three years on the Internet and telephone.


“I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made, and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbours and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife Huma,” Weiner, 46, said at the press conference in a Brooklyn centre for the elderly.


“I had hoped to be able to continue 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 have caused has made that impossible. So 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 continued.


His resignation was met with applause and jeers from the crowd. One heckler was heard screaming, “Yeah, get out of here pervert.”


Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, 34, were married last July. Abedin is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

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