Update 2:33 p.m. Anthony Weiner resigned from office in a short speech that reflected on his family and middle class values. It began apologetically--"I'm here again to apologize for the personal mistakes I have made," Weiner said. It continued with Weiner speaking over hecklers who cheered and called him a pervert when he announced that he was resigning. According to Andrea Mitchell on Twitter: "NY reporters say heckler was Benji from Howard Stern radio show - natch. Escorted out by police. Weiner supporters tried to shout him down."
Original Post: Anthony Weiner is expected to announce his resignation at a 2 p.m. press conference at a senior center in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. That neighborhood is the same one where Weiner began his political career winning a seat on the New York City Council in 1992. The presser comes after reports that Weiner consulted his friends as well as Democratic leadership about the decision and ahead of a meeting in which House Dems were to strip Weiner of his congressional committee assignments. Watch the presser below when it begins, and we'll add updates to this post as they arrive.
2:30 p.m. Weiner's speech ends without time for questioning. That was quick.