WWN EXCLUSIVE – Anthony Weiner resigned from the House of Representatives via Twitter at 2:00 PM EDT.
The official tweet preceded the press conference which started at 2:17 PM EDT.
After folding beneath the mounting pressure from high-ranking Democratic officials, Weiner called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi late last night to inform her of his decision.
Earlier in the week, Pelosi called for an ethics investigation into charges that Weiner had shared racy online exchanges with at least six women.
Weiner came to his decision after a three-hour discussion with his wife Huma Abedin upon her return from a work-related trip with Hillary Rodham Clinton. There is no word as to whether Clinton had any influence on what is being billed “a family decision.”
Weiner tweeted his resignation and followed it up with a press conference from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn with Abedin by his side (back in their apartment). It is the same location where he announced his candidacy for New York City Council almost twenty years ago.