Former Rep. Anthony Weiner formally submitted his letter of resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives Friday, effective at midnight Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Weiner last Thursday tendered his resignation from office amid increasing pressure from senior Democrats and Republicans, after nearly a three-week-long maelstrom over the congressman's sending of lewd messages and photos to six women over the last three years.

Weiner's two-sentence letter of resignation was addressed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will now call a special election to replace the seven-term congressman.

In his letter, the New York Democrat did not mention that scandal that forced him from office. Instead, he wrote: I hereby resign as a member of the House of Representatives for New York's Ninth Congressional District, effective at midnight, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. It's been an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn.

Weiner is the third member of the U.S. Congress to step down this year in sex scandals.