So long, Congressman Anthony Weiner!
In the wake of his sexting scandal—and just one day after his poor, pregnant wife Huma arrived home from a trip to the Middle East and Africa with her boss Hillary Clinton—the pervy politician has decided to resign from Congress, CNN and The New York Times are reporting.
Weiner, 46, “has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House,” a source told The New York Times.
According to the New York Times, Weiner “began telling his most trusted advisers about his decision on Wednesday night by phone, informing them that it no longer seemed fair to his constituents and his colleagues for him to remain in office.”
And they reacted to the news quickly: On Thursday morning, his staff turned off the lights and locked his office, signaling his tenure is over.
The news comes as Democratic leaders planned to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to strip him of his committee assignments,”a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness,” reports the New York Times.
New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams reported Thursday morning that Weiner is extremely emotionally distraught. She wrote, “Here’s what I know, not what I think. Nervous, agitated, talking to those he knows, he breaks down…He hasn’t friends. Sensing he’d self-destruct way before this incident, I reported his wife would program her husband, as in she is the level-headed one who could keep him calm and professional”
As for his future plans, Adams writes, “He’s seeking employment possibilities. Intermediaries have called around making quiet inquiries. He has no money. Wife Huma has no money. He has no skills. No law degree, no business degree. A lobby position, no. Municipal post, forget it. Teaching children? Duh. A think tank? I don’t think so.” And she also makes a jab at former New York Governor-turned-CNN host Elliot Spitzer, writing, “And TV is already full up on maybe-sex-offender talk-show hosts.”
So what does Adams think Weiner’s next move should be? “Who knows what he should do? Maybe stop pouring Tabasco sauce in his shorts.”