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Published: Monday, 6/20/2011

Weiner’s resignation becomes official midnight Tuesday, leaves Congress after tweeting photos


WASHINGTON — The resignation of scandalized Rep. Anthony Weiner will be official midnight Tuesday.

Weiner, who was undone by his sexting, officially notified Speaker John Boehner and New York state officials Monday. The resignation letter was to be read on the House floor Tuesday, his last day in Congress.

It can’t come soon enough for House Democrats, who called for Weiner’s resignation after he admitted tweeting explicit photos of himself to six women. He announced last Thursday that he would step down.

Weiner, elected in 1998, said it had been “an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn.”

His congressional staff will report to the House clerk until a new representative is elected. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could call for a special election anytime in the coming weeks.

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