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Rep. Anthony Weiner Resigns


Brooklyn Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned today in the wake of his scandal. Weiner addressed reporters Thursday afternoon at a senior citizens center in Brooklyn, apologizing to his neighbors, constitutents and his pregnant wife, Huma.

The seven-term Democrat’s decision ends a weeks-long drama that began when text and pictures Weiner sent over the social network “twitter” became public. The Congressman initially said his twitter and facebook accounts had been hacked, but later admitted to having sent the texts himself.

The Washington Post labels Weiner “twitter’s first major political casualty” – Capital Region Social Media Expert Darcy Knapp says many people don’t realize that when they are communicating over social networks, it’s “one to many,” not “one-to-one”.

Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director for the New York State League of Women Voters, calls the Weiner episode “terribly unfortunate” – she stops short of labeling Weiner a victim of technology.

Weiner had reportedly been testing the waters for a possible run in the 2013 New York City mayoral election. Now, Governor Andrew Cuomo will be charged with calling a special election to fill Weiner’s seat.

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12 Comments To "Rep. Anthony Weiner Resigns"

#1 Comment By It-s just a rumor On June 17, 2011 @ 1:28 am

It has been heard on the street that he has applied for a job at Nathans in Coney Island grilling and handing out the weeners.

#2 Comment By Just reward On June 17, 2011 @ 2:45 am

I guess this is the result oe has when he’s Jewish and marries a muslim!!!

#3 Comment By mt On June 17, 2011 @ 2:50 am

is he jewish by his mother, because he doesnt act it. very disappointing.

#4 Comment By Cma On June 17, 2011 @ 5:27 am


Why do you allow racist comments like #2 and #3

“I guess this is the result oe has when he’s Jewish and marries a muslim!!!”

#5 Comment By not jewish news On June 17, 2011 @ 7:26 am

Why do you cover such low stuff?
it has no effect on anybody’s life, not to mention a Lubavitcher.

#6 Comment By uncle pinkey On June 17, 2011 @ 9:37 am

ruach stuus. the old yetzer strikes again. anthony should enroll at hadar hatorah ,change to a jewish name, drop the goya and get a life.

#7 Comment By Lya On June 17, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

He is a Meshumed. He converted to be married with the shikse and does ramadan also. Why is he on our site? Is there something to learn from such a low person? Please remove it! Thank you

#8 Comment By oy! On June 17, 2011 @ 1:13 pm


#9 Comment By YItzy613 On June 17, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

Tell him to leave his Arab wife.

#10 Comment By Not Jewish On June 17, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

I heard he was never Jewish to begin with – that his mother had a so called “conversion” to Judaism that was not al pi halacha. Assuming that is so, he had every right to marry a goy, because he is one himself.

#11 Comment By take a step back On June 17, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

Guys reserch Anthony Weiner’s views before speeling his blod. Weiner’s wife may be arab, however Weiner’s is a big seporter of Israel. He was a very strong vocie in congress seporting funding to Israel and difnding Israel any time needed

#12 Comment By Andrea Schonberger On June 17, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

No one is perfect and we all make mistakes; so please stop making fun of Anthony Weiner and give him and his family time to get over this mess.