It would appear that Anthony Weiner’s rope is at an end … according to sources close to Weiner, he will resign.
As reported at the Politico, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is going to step down from Congress and resign. This scandal and story has gone on far too long. Any individual with any common sense or shame would have resigned two days after the scandal surfaced. Big Government is saying that the resignation will come today. There will be a presser at his office at 2 today.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) will resign from his seat in Congress, heeding calls from President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and dozens of other congressional Democrats, sources confirm to POLITICO.
The resignation ends nearly three weeks of tumultuous political controversy since the New York congressman sent a lewd picture of himself over Twitter on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. After spending over a week claiming that the photo was sent by someone who hacked his account, Weiner admitted last Monday that he had sent it himself, and that he had carried on online sexual relationships with at least six women in the last three years.
It was just last week that news stories were released that Weiner was considering resigning from office as more and more sordid details were released. However, as we stated from the outset of this scandal, it was only a matter of time. Weiner was just biding his time and extending this scandal for no other reason than to try and save his political career. That was never going to happen. He was toast then and he is toast now.
More from NewsBusters … how will the MSM react to Weiner going bye, bye?
UPDATE I: WEINER OUT!!!
It would appear that President Barack Obama is weighing in on the Anthony Weiner “Weinergate” scandal. In an interview with the Today Show, Obama stated that if he was Weiner, “I would resign”. So does that mean that Obama can not bring the weight of his influence and office to ask him to leave, really?
In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online.
However, why is Obama making a comment on the Weiner matter? Is Obama speaking out on the “highly inappropriate’’ actions of Weiner because Weiner embarrassed his wife and family or is it because he did so to the Democrat party and now is an albatross around the neck of the party?
Reality may be starting to set in with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) … he must go.
After weeks of defiant denial that Weiner had done anything wrong and that his Twitter account was hacked, then an admission he sent the pics and sexting with no offer of resignation, Anthony Weiner is now considering leaving office, according to the NY Daily News. Did Weiner actually think that this story was going to go away and that he could hide behind going off the rehab?
VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Rep. Anthony Weiner finally began considering Sunday the possibility that he may have to resign, as yet another cache of embarrassing photos appeared.
A source close to the congressman told the Daily News that he had been adamant about keeping his seat – even amid daily new revelations of his reckless sexting.
However, more pics came out of Weiner over the weekend published at TMZ of a shirtless Weiner at the Congressional gym. Nice use of tax payer $’s Weiner. Between the admission that he had sent messages to an underage 17 year old girl and the calls for his resignation from the Democrat power brokers … it would appear that Weiner will not be hanging on to his Representative position much longer.
It is apparent that the Weiner pics that are out there and only the tip of the ice berg. This scandal of pics and sexting is the cockroach principle, where there is one, there are many more that have yet to be seen. How this guy does not have the good sense to just leave office only shows just how important they think they are. Then again, what else could Weiner do in the private sector?
How sad that it took media attention and other Democrats to tell Weiner to do what he should have had his own good sense to do himself. However, by his actions Weiner obviously is a narcissist and makes it all about him in his personal life and politics. The Weiner Watch is on.
Reversal of Fortune: Democrat Minority House Leader Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Steve Israel Now Asks For Weiner to Resign
WEINER WATCH IS ON … WILL HE LAST THE WEEKEND?
Good grief, the Democrats and Weinergate are reminding me of the old Yankee Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner Miller Lite Commercials, you’re hired, you’re fired, you’re hired. Could the Democrat powers that be please make up their mind?
In a reversal of fortune from her previous position on Anthony Weiner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is now asking Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign from office. However, it’s not only Pelosi, but also Democrat power players Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Steve Israel, the chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, who are now asking Weiner to step down. It was just yesterday that Nancy Pelosi said that Weiner could stay and declined to call for Weiner’s resignation.Of course this was rather hypocritical in that Pelosi has previously called for GOP members of the House to step down amid sex scandals. I guess Weiner sending messages to 17 year old girls has changed their minds.
Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.
The former speaker said in San Francisco that she believes the decision should be made by “the individual member” and the people in his district.
STICK A FORK IN HIM, WEINER IS DONE. As stated at Weasel Zippers … He’s Toast. It doesn’t really matter any more what Weiner’s constituents think or that in a poll they said they want Weiner to stay, Democrats have heard an earful in the last two weeks across the country that they will not tolerate this type of behavior, even from a progressive Democrat. he must go. For Democrats it’s no longer about Weiner, it’s about the 2012 election and the shellacking they will take if they do nothing about Weiner.
However, a defiant, or is it deviant Weiner says he will not resign, but will instead take a leave from the House and enter sex rehab.
No way Weiner, sex rehab ain’t going to cut it … you must go.
Weinergate Continues to Have Legs … Police Investigate Anthony Weiner’s messages to an Underage Delaware Girl
Where there is smoke, there is fire and where there is a Weiner, there is most likely many more Tweets that have yet to be discovered. Nancy Pelosi claimed she was going to drain the swamp in the House, it would appear that she can’t even drain the scum from her own party as she now claims that Weiner can stay … I wonder what she thinks about this latest story in “As Weiner Turns”.
Just when Anthony Weiner thought it was safe to go back to Congress and ignore the calls for his resignations along comes this rather troublesome story. It would appear that the police are investigating messages that Anthony Weiner had sent an under age 17 year old Delaware girl. Who on Earth really thinks that this admitted liar should be in office? Seriously folks, do you in NY really want a known liar representing you or maybe toy would like him tweeting your under age daughters?
Police here are investigating direct online communications between New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and a 17-year-old girl and are looking for any other young women who may be involved, though the nature of the communications wasn’t immediately clear.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, kinda.
We learn now that Anthony Weiner’s wife is now pregnant, yet she is supporting his political career and does not want him to resign. Huh? Weiner made his family friends and namely his wife a laughing stock; however, Huma Abedin is standing by her
Weiner man. What Weasel Zippers said. The same cannot be said for Weiner ex-girlfriend Kirsten Powers. Yes, that same Kirsten Powers who is a Fox News contributor for the LEFT. Powers had defended Weiner; however, she will no longer as she has learned she has been lied to. The only person who appears to not want Anthony Weiner to resign appears to be his wife. More and more Democrats are lining up and calling for the resignation of Weiner. Sadly, they are most likely doing so for political reasons, not for anything that would be of a personal nature. However, it is Weiner’s relationship with his wife for exactly the reason why Weiner should go.
I had been defending him, based on what he told me, but no more. Weiner must resign from Congress immediately.
He knew I was going on the show Hannity, where I would use this false information to defend him in front of millions of people. I did, and I regret it. The previous day I had reluctantly done an interview with the New York Post at his request to talk about what kind of boyfriend he was. In that story I didn’t address the controversy but talked about my experiences with him. Nonetheless, my friends were furious when the real information came out and they realized he had allowed me to become involved in his sordid controversy. I just felt sorry for him and his wife.
Oh but wait, it just got worse for Weiner. The lewd, x-rated pics of his crotch shot were released for all the world to see. NICE.
The WAPO brings up an interesting premise regarding the future of Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY-D), if the tweeter pic scandal does not bring Anthony Weiner down, maybe redistricting in Albany, NY will.Due to the 2010 census, New York state faces a loss of two US Rep seats, could Weiner be one of them?
And now, if you ask those who know about redistricting in the Empire State, they say Weiner could very well find himself without a district for the 2012 election — no matter how his sex scandal plays out over the next few days or weeks.
“People look at this as a possible release valve that wasn’t there before,” said a senior Democrat monitoring the process.
When is this guy going to do the right thing for once in his life and resign? How could any man continue to put his wife, now pregnant, through such a scandal and an ethics investigation where all of the sordid details will come out. Then again, when it comes to Weiner, we must consider the source. Any one who would do such things that he had admitted to is so self-absorbed and all about him, why stop now.
The Weiner Watch is on … there is no way Anthony Weiner survives this.
Will Anthony Weiner Survive Politically as Democrats Distance Themselves … Weiner Resignation Watch is On
From the beginning of the Weiner Tweet story, it was obvious what had occurred. Although Democrats remained silent and the liberal MSM did stories on hacking rather than ones that Weiner might be lying. In the end under the mounting evidence that Weiner did sent the explicit pics, Anthony Weiner admitted the pic was of himself and he sent it.
Anthony Weiner took the words to the Oscar Mayer Weiner jingle personally, literally. I guess he did wish he was an Oscar Mayer Weiner, because every one would be in love with him. Or so he thought. Oops, Congressman Weiner took this to the extreme.
Now that the cat is out of the bag and Weiner has admitted his wrong doings, well most of them … Democrats are distancing themselves and calls for resignation are abound. Democrats actually think they can win back the House in 2012, as delusional as that sounds. However, no such notion could ever even be possible when Weiner would be the face of the Democrat House. In other words, Democrats know Weiner must go.
Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York, reeling from revelations of salacious online behavior that threaten his political career, moved rapidly on Tuesday to make amends as Republicans called for his resignation and leading members of his own Democratic Party distanced themselves from him.
Mr. Weiner spent much of the past 24 hours apologizing over and over to stunned Congressional colleagues and Democratic leaders angry at him for misleading them and the public. Even neighboring House Democrats seemed shaken, with many of them worrying that worse disclosures may still surface.
Oh what a tangled weiner he weaves, when Weiner practices to deceive …
Anthony Weiner finally admitted today that it was his weiner in the pics and he was the sender of the tweeted weiner pic. However, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Weiner also was forced to admit that that he engaged in several inappropriate on-line relationships with six woman over the past three years. NICE. That must have gone over well with Mrs. Weiner.
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Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York said today he has engaged in “several inappropriate” electronic relationships with six women over three years, and that he publicly lied about a photo of himself sent over Twitter to a college student in Seattle over a week ago.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” Weiner said. “The picture was of me, and I sent it.”
You take full responsibility? Hardly. Sorry Weiner, but you denied this story from the outset and attacked those that were telling the truth. You went after Andrew Breitbart and called him a liar. It wasn’t that long ago that you called yourself the victim. Who in the end was the devious, lying sack of garbage? What a shock, the politician. The only reason why this liar came forwarded and admitted his wrong doing was the The announcement came as ABC News prepared to release an interview with Meagan Broussard, a 26-year-old single mother from Texas. Your goose was cooked.
Democrat House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calls for an ethics investigation for Anthony Weiner. Pelosi says that she is disappointed over Weinergate. Is she disappointed and saddened over what occurred, or that he finally had to come clean and admit he was guilty of tweeting winer pics?
Anthony Weiner’s “Weinergate Tweets” is a Throbbing Headache & Sign of Terrible Damage Control and Story Falling Apart Fast
A note to politicians, if you want to play on the net, you better be prepared to answer to those in the new media …
What are politicians thinking these days? Do they really believe that a lame attempt at damage control and lack of answers is going to suffice in the Internet age? If you live by the Tweet you will die by it as well. If a politician wants to delve into the Internet world, you best be prepared to answer questions and be prepared for a new type of damage control. As stated by the NY Daily News, Anthony Weiner’s bulging controversy a classic example of abysmal damage control.
Pic Hat Tip: Vanderbilt ’11
Weinergate ain’t Watergate, not even close.
But they’re both classic examples of abysmal damage control.
So much for Freedom of the Press, so say Weiner …
What happens with the MSM handles a news report about a Democrat in the same manner they they would cover it if it had been a Republic, the Liberal overreacts and calls the police. Sorry, Weiner is toast. Weiner’s office calls the police because a reporter dare contact them for an interview? Does Weiner really think this story is going to do away, especially when he insults and treats the MSM like this? However, what else is a Lib to think when they have been given a pass their entire political career?
Vanderbilt ’11: Weiner Special
Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.
But he still wouldn’t say whether he’s the one in the picture.
So CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers.
You’ll never believe what happened.
Kramer tried to get an interview with the six-term New York Democrat and as a result had the cops called on her.
This might have been the worst move that any politician could have done. It is only a matter of time before the backlash begins. The MSM cam smell blood in the water, no matter what political party they might be from. As reported at Hot Air, Chris Matthews is pouncing again on Weinergate. The media are not going to let this go, Weiner is truly in a pickle.