According to a breaking news alert from the New York Times, disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to resign over his sexting scandal.
The Times reports that Weiner “came to the conclusion that he could no longer serve after having long discussions with his wife, Huma Abedin,” who had returned on Tuesday night after traveling on a global diplomacy mission with Hillary Clinton. (Abedin is reportedly pregnant.)
Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, among others, had both urged Weiner to step down, with Pelosi telling reporters she would “strip Mr. Weiner of his committee assignments if he did not leave.”
House ethics committee investigations over Weiner’s conduct are likely to end with his decision to resign, since he would no longer be a member of Congress.
CBS is reporting that Weiner will announce his resignation at an afternoon press conference in the NYC area.
This Weiner support group will be disappointed.