The New York Times is reporting this morning that embattled New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has told friends he will step down:
Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.
His decision follows of revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.
The news comes as Democratic leaders prepared to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness.
Congressman Weiner’s decision comes amid heightening pressure from Congressional Democrats who were scheduled to meet today to discuss stripping Rep. Weiner of his committee assignments which would have significantly reduced his influence and effectiveness.
Congressman Weiner reportedly informed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel of his decision to resign last night… His decision comes after his first face to talk with his wife, Huma Abedin, since news of his social-network indiscretions broke. Ms. Abedin had been traveling on business with her boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton until yesterday.
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