Bill Clinton was re-elected, but Anthony Weiner had to resign

Democrat Anthony Weiner resigned as U.S. Representative from the 9th District of New York today, saying the decision would benefit his party, constituents and wife, Huma Abedin.

“I’m announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleauges can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused,” Weiner said at a press conference made raucous by loud yells from hecklers.

“I had hoped to be able to continue to work that the citizens of my district elected me to do,” he said. “Unfortunately the distraction that I have created has made that impossible.”



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