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Report: Rep. Weiner plans to resign

Rep. Anthony Weiner is reportedly planning to resign his seat.

The New York Times and CNN reported Thursday morning sources had revealed Weiner's alleged plans.

The New York congressman had taken a two-week leave from the House in response to a scandal that has put him under increasing political pressure for nearly three weeks.

Before deciding whether to resign, Weiner, 46, had said he wanted to speak with his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, who returned to Washington, D.C. Wednesday from a trip to Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

House Democratic leaders were considering to strip Weiner of his assignments on the Energy and Commerce committees. The House Ethics Committee on Monday began a preliminary inquiry that could have bloomed into a full investigation if Weiner ignored calls to resign.

The salacious scandal began earlier this month, as Weiner denied engaging in inappropriate behavior. As evidence of his acts began to emerge, a tearful Weiner confessed during a press conference that he had been engaging in sexting with several women. The women have reportedly included a porn star and a teenage student.