Disgraced New York Representative Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress Thursday in wake of his sexting scandal, and RadarOnline.com is live streaming his announcement. Weiner, 46, is facing reporters at a senior citizens center in Brooklyn, starting at 2pm ET.
Weiner — who initially refused to step down — made the decision to resign after mounting pressure and after talking with his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Abedin — who is pregnant with the couple’s first child — returned early Wednesday from a diplomatic mission in African with Secretary Clinton.
Weiner is a seven-term Democratic member of Congress who represents the Bronx and Brooklyn areas of New York. He assumed office on January 3, 1999.