The House has finally put to rest the sex scandal that dogged former Rep. Anthony Weiner and House Democrats for weeks.
Just after noon Thursday, the New York Democrat’s resignation letter was read on the floor, a largely unnoticed formality in what became a protracted process.
Weiner’s online dalliances with at least six women dominated the headlines for three weeks and distracted Democrats, who had planned to use the time to hammer Republicans over their efforts to reform Medicare.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.