Weiner resigns after sexting scandal
June 16th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Weiner resigns after sexting scandal

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office Thursday, saying, "Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created" has made it "impossible" to continue his work in Congress.

Weiner apologized "for the personal mistakes I have made and for the embarrassment I have caused" to his neighbors, his constituents, and his wife.

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "No, resignations are serious business. It should only reserved for verifiable lies. Like, " If we spend $850 billion on this program now it will create or save 4 million jobs."."

    You need to turn your nuance detector up. There is a major league difference between an statement intended to relate a present fact ("death panels") and a statement of intended future result ("create or save 4 million jobs"). You can test the former objectively, but you have to test the latter subjectively and you've got NOTHING in terms of proof that it wasn't intended to be truthful when stated.

    June 16, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. once upon a horse

    gessh and he told us that he wouldn't! I guess you can't trust this guy to tell the truth about anything anymore.

    June 16, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
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