Finally, Anthony Weiner is no longer a Member of Congress

Alec Jacobs Contributor
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Finally, the saga of Anthony Weiner and the Raunchy Twitpics has come to its conclusion.

The New York Democratic representative who sent lewd pictures to six women via Twitter and then lied about doing it for weeks is officially a former member of Congress. Weiner announced his resignation on June 16 at a rowdy press conference, but mistakes with paperwork delayed the actual reading of his resignation letter until yesterday afternoon. (Things aren’t so bad for Anthony Weiner)

The letter was short and sweet, and it was addressed to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Secretary of State Cesar Perales:

I hereby resign as the Member of the House of Representatives for New York’s Ninth Congressional District effective at midnight, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. It has been an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn.

And CC’d on the letter were Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

For all effective purposes, Weiner was no longer a member of Congress as of midnight on Tuesday, even though his letter of resignation was not read into the Congressional Record until yesterday afternoon at which point his resignation officially took effect.