Anthony Wiener

Like Weiner, District’s Future Now Uncertain

UPDATE: Congressman's ouster could put 9th CD on chopping block, potentially weakening clout of Jewish communities.

06/14/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

UPDATED 6/16/11

Saying revelations of his online relationships with women involving lewd pictures had made it impossible to do his job, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner gave in to pressure from Democratic Party leaders — including President Barack Obama — to leave Congress on Thursday.

The resignation, following three weeks of coverage of his online escapades and a failed cover-up attempt, is a stunning fall from grace for a polished politician who carefully cultivated his political ties to the Jewish community.

Rep. Weiner studying a bill during a markup session. getty images
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