By the National Journal staff
Less than three weeks after the scandal over his lewd tweets first began to consume Washington, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) finally resigned Thursday afternoon. The embattled congressman fought to hang on to his seat even after he acknowledged sending inappropriate messages to at least six women.
But as the sordid revelations continued to trickle out -- one woman turned out to be a 17-year-old from Delaware, another was a porn star who alleged Weiner urged her to lie about their communications — the pressure on Weiner to step down intensified. Here's a look at what's next for Weiner and for his spot in the U.S. Congress:
How will his seat be filled?
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo must first declare the Congressional seat vacant. Once he does, he has to set an election date within 70 to 80 days. Both parties will nominate candidates for the district, a heavily white, ethnic neighborhood in Queens and Brooklyn that Weiner has represented sinceRead More »from After Weiner’s resignation, what’s next?