In the wake of a scandal that involved Congressman Anthony Weiner exchanging texts, messages and photos with various young women across the country, Rep. Weiner has taken the advice of his Democratic colleagues and decided to step down.
Weiner has not officially announced anything, but a “Democratic source with knowledge of the situation” tells NBC News that Weiner will resign his Congressional seat. Weiner reportedly informed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of his choice to resign at the White House Congressional picnic Wednesday (June 15).
According to NBC’s political correspondent Luke Russert, around 9:30 a.m. ET, Weiner’s staffers left his office with their belongings, leaving the office locked and dark.
There is speculation that Weiner would only step down after finally having a face-to-face talk with his pregnant wife Huma Abedin, who serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and had just returned home from an overseas work trip.