Congressman Scandal

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Published on 7 Oct 2011
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UTM
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Congressman Sext-Scandal
Weiner Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal.
By Nubreed.
Rep. Anthony Weiner has decided to resign from congress, as he faced pressure from his political peers
and the public. In a press conference on June 16th 2011, Weiner announced that he would leave his position in
Congress to allow his party to get back to serving the American people as he is a distracting people from the real
issues at hand.
Weiner’s resignation has come about after almost three weeks of controversy that started when
conservative blogger Anthony Breitbart claimed that he had sent a lewd photo of himself to a Seattle college
student over Memorial Day weekend. At first Weiner claimed that he had been hacked, and this claim was
backed up by some liberal media personnel like Cenk Uygar of the Young Turks, who is also a host on MSNBC.
However, about a week later Weiner came clean and admitted to sending risqué photos of himself to several
women including the one who he was initially connected to, and that he also lied about being hacked.
A few more women have come out and claimed that Weiner sent them lewd photos of himself as well as
text messages of a sexually suggestive nature. It seems that the encouragement of Weiner to step down has
been heavily fueled by his right wing opponents, whom he has heavily criticized for their political allegiances to
corporations rather than the American people. However, many prominent figures on the left have also turned
against Weiner, including president Obama said in an interview, “I can tell you that, if it was me, I would resign".
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For those of us who live in Canada, we are not use to our politicians being wrapped up in sex scandals
but this is nothing new for the American public to hear about. It seems that keeping a clean image is more
important than what you actually accomplish while in office, as polls report a vast majority of people in New York
do not want Weiner to resign.
In this case, it is interesting that a politician who has been known to be very critical of corporations and
their puppets in the GOP, is the one being pushed out of office while conservatives who been in similar situations
have been forgiven and allowed to continue their political careers.
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Rep. anthony weiner has decided to resign from congress, as he faced pressure from his political peers and the public. In a press conference on june 16th 2011, weiner announced that he would leave his position in. Congress to allow his party to get back to serving the american people as he is a distracting people from the real issues at hand. Weiner"s resignation has come about after almost three weeks of controversy that started when conservative blogger anthony breitbart claimed that he had sent a lewd photo of himself to a seattle college student over memorial day weekend. At first weiner claimed that he had been hacked, and this claim was backed up by some liberal media personnel like cenk uygar of the young turks, who is also a host on msnbc.