"Sexting" forces out a Congressman, as seven-term New York Representative Anthony Weiner announces he's leaving office, weeks after his scandal broke.
Listen HERE to Weiner's Statement in its entirety:
FOX News Radio's Todd Starnes and Rich Johnson have more on the announcement and reaction in Washington...
A bunch of reporters waited for Rep Weiner as he left his Forest Hills, New York apartment for Brooklyn.
Listen HERE to highlights of Rep Weiner's resignation announcement:
During his weekly press conference, House Speaker John Boehner commented on the sex scandal surrounding the New York Democrat and why Congress has more important things to work on.
Listen to what he had to say, HERE:
One of the lawmakers who called for Weiner's resignation, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi wouldn't comment until Weiner made his announcement.
Listen to her, HERE:
Here is a copy of Pelosi's written statement on Weiner's resignation announcement:
"Today, with the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents and the recognition of his need for help, Congressman Weiner has announced that he will resign from Congress.
"Congressman Weiner exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations. Today, he made the right judgment in resigning.
"I pray for him and his family and wish them well."
New York Senator Charles Schumer had this to say about Weiner:
"On this sad day, we should not forget that Anthony Weiner was an effective and passionate advocate for the people he represented in Brooklyn and Queens. He has served his community, city, and country well for over two decades. I wish him, Huma, and his family only the best."
Weiner's first job out of college was working for then-Rep. Schumer.
Fox's Chad Pergram in Washington looks at the timing of this announcement and the return of his wife to the United States.