New York Congressman Anthony Weiner now says he will fully cooperate with an ethics investigation into whether he broke House rules or used government resources when he sent inappropriate photographs of himself through the Internet.
Nancy Pelosi called for the probe after a news conference in New York City yesterday, where Weiner admitted he sent lewd photos and messages to women online.
During his tearful remarks, the congressman confirmed that he does not plan to resign. He said, “I am sorry and I continue to be but I don’t see anything that I did that violates any rules of the House. I don’t see anything that I did that certainly violated my oath of office to uphold the Constitution.”
Before Weiner arrived at the news conference, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart spoke to reporters, saying he felt, “vindicated” after being accused of hacking into Weiner’s twitter account. Breitbart also asked Congressman Weiner for an apology and he got one.
Weiner’s mentor and former employer, New York Senator Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “By fully explaining himself, apologizing to all he hurt and taking full responsibility for his wrongful actions, Anthony did the right thing. He remains a talented and committed public servant and I play he and his family can get through these difficult times.”