Weiner formally submits resignation from the House

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Posted: Jun 20, 2011 4:14 PM
Weiner formally submits resignation from the House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Anthony Weiner on Monday formally submitted his letter of resignation from the House of Representatives, effective at midnight on Tuesday.

Under pressure from President Barack Obama and other fellow Democrats, Weiner announced his resignation last week after being ensnared in an Internet sex scandal in which he sent lewd photos of himself to women online.

(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; editing by Will Dunham)