Two weeks after the Congressman’s sexting scandal first broke, Representative Anthony Weiner decided to step down from office.
Until today, Weiner had been adamant that he would not resign from office, even amid many in the Democratic Party calling for him to step down.
Rep. Weiner, who had been building a war chest for a possible New York City mayoral run, was a rising star in the progressive wing of the Democratic party. He was first elected to Congress in 1998, and was the youngest person to ever be elected to the New York City council.
Over the past few weeks, more and more information has been released about Rep. Weiner’s sexting scandal. Additional women–including a porn star–have come forward to say they had virtual relationships with the Congressman.
Democrats hope that Rep. Weiner’s resignation will allow them to focus, again, on the things that matter–the economy, dealing with the National debt, and the upcoming election season. But with media constantly on the hunt for the next big scandal, it is unclear if politicians will be able to put aside the drama and focus on the work at hand.
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