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Published:June 16th, 2011 11:11 EST

Breaking News: Anthony Weiner To Resign

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Rep. Anthony Weiner plans to resign from Congress in the wake of a "sexting" scandal with several women and lies he repeatedly told about it, a Democratic source with knowledge of Weiner`s plans said Thursday.


Weiner, 46, was considered a possible front-runner to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013 until the revelation of his online communications, including lewd photos of himself he sent to women he befriended on Facebook and Twitter."


That sigh of relief you hear is from Democrats who are thrilled that Rep. Anthony Weiner is finally resigning from Congress. Weinergate was a huge distraction for the Democrats, they were unable to advance their agenda.

Weinergate is a textbook example of how not to handle a scandal. Weiner turned a Vienna sausage controversy into a foot-long hot dog nightmare. Weiner should have confessed right away, and publicly apologized to his wife and family, colleagues and his constituents.

The cover-up is always worse than the crime. Weiner has destroyed his political career, we can only hope he can save his marriage.

The SOP will keep you informed about the latest developments in this story.

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