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.

Do you think Rep. Weiner made the right decision to step down? Sound off!


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  • Shelle

    This blog article says it all:

    He entered into an irreversible decision.

  • Clnmike

    Little too late he may have done more damage by waiting so long. The moment he was busted ge should of given full disclosure to everything done, retired waited for the storm to subside. Hit the talking head circuit, reconnected with voters and run again. Instead he lied and denied, knowing there was more junk out there floating around.

  • LemonNLime

    While what he did was extremely gross and creep, in the larger scheme of things a junk shot is probably one of the least offensive things him or any of those politicians has done. Considering the state of our education system, national debt, environmental issues, 3 wars, health care system and that fact that all of that is decided by rich douche bags, I say let his wife worry about the junk shot, and let the voters worry about the crooks ruining things.