Weiner Officially Resigns: 'It's Been an Honor'

Effective midnight tomorrow as tourists flock to his offices
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2011 6:07 PM CDT
A congressional staff worker leaves the office of departing Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Our days of Weiner-filled puns may be drawing to a close: Anthony Weiner has officially submitted his resignation to New York's secretary of state, effective at midnight tomorrow. "It has been an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn," he wrote in the brief missive, also addressed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and copied to Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner. A copy of the letter is here.

The letter will be read on the House floor tomorrow, ending Weiner's seven-term run. Cuomo will decide when to call a special election to fill his seat. Meanwhile, two huge bins were placed outside Weiner's offices, notes the New York Post, which have also turned into one of DC's hottest new tourist destinations. Check out the gallery.

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