Weiner to resign
June 16, 2011 9:12 AM Subscribe
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Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner
, of New York's 9th congressional district, will resign from Congress
today at 2 p.m. in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
Weiner, who is best known for his colorful
and argumentative speaking
style, has been under increasing pressure to resign since a sexting scandal
erupted several weeks ago. Democratic leaders, from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
to President Obama
, have suggested that Weiner should give up his seat in the House, saying the distractions created by his explicit online exchanges suggest he can no longer serve effectively.