Weiner To Resign : reports

The congressman told his close friends of his decision

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on June 16 2011 10:23 AM

Scandal plauged Congressman Anthony Weiner has disclosed his decision to resign his seat as a member of Congress, amid unrelenting pressure from top Democrats for him to go, The Times reported.

The Brooklyn Democrat, first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, is expected to make public comments later today.

House Democrats were expected to meet today to discuss possible actions against Weiner, leaders had planned to remove him from his post on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee if her decided to brush off calls for his resignation.

Last week, Weiner admitted to sending sexually explicit photographs and messages of himself to at least six women over three years via Twitter, Facebook and text message.

House leadership granted Weiner's formal request for a two-week leave of absence, after his office said he was entering a rehabilitation facilty this weekend. The House ethics committee began it's investigation into Weiner's activities, Monday.

Weiner's decision to enter treatment came after calls for his resignation from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and campaign chairman Steve Israel. President Obama said if he were Weiner he'd resign, adding Weiner had embarrased himself.

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