Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned from the House today:
Mr. Weiner made the decision after long and emotional discussions with his political advisers and his wife, Huma Abedin, whom friends described as devastated by the behavior of her husband of 11 months, and worried about the couple’s financial future.
In a chaotic four-minute news conference at a senior center in his district, Mr. Weiner, 46, strained to be heard as a small group of hecklers hollered vulgar questions at him and called him a “pervert” while puzzled elderly constituents looked on.
“I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused,” Mr. Weiner said.
Watch Rachel Maddow’s brilliant rant on Weiner’s resignation…
The shorter Rachel… There’s nothing like the way the GOP plays their double-standards cards…It’s a sad statement the Dem Party let the GOP and the media push Weiner to resign.