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Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) announced at a press conference Thursday that he is resigning from Congress. Weiner is the first Congressman to be taken down by a social networking site.

Twitter was the place where it all began to tumble down for Weiner when he tweeted a picture of himself in his underwear to a Seattle college student.

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After praising his constituents and New York’s 9th congressional district, Weiner made the annoncement.

“Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress and I wanted to continue serving, but I caused too much of a distraction.”

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Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife, was notably absent at the Congressman’s side when he made the annoucement.