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Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns over Twitter scandal [VIDEO]

Embattled U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner bows to Democratic leadership pressure, after he sent sexually charged photos and messages online to several women.

by Natasha Mozgovaya and News Agencies, Haaretz

June 16, 2011 | 12:40 pm

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.

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