Jewish Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation Thursday, following the revelation that he had sent a lewd photograph to young women online.
Instead of sending a written letter of resignation, Weiner made a televised public statement, which was met by hecklers shouting out angry remarks.
Although almost the entire Congress leadership had called upon him to step down, it was not clear what final straw convinced him to make the move.
On Monday, Weiner admitted sending a lewd photograph of his underwear-clad crotch to a young woman over Twitter and then lying about it a number of times. He refused to resign even as Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for a House ethics investigation.
Video courtesy of FoxNewsInsider.
Read more at Haaretz.com.
We welcome your feedback.
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.
Terms of Service
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.