News of Rep. Anthony Weiners resignation hit the White Plains streets Thursday afternoon and many, including Tommy Pyrch, were prepared to say, See ya to the embattled politician.
Hes stupid, said Pyrch, 51, who does blacktop construction work. These politicians, they have everything in the world. Things are very positive for them and they do these disgusting things.
Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) announced his decision to step down in a Brooklyn senior center Thursday afternoon. The resignation was welcomed by many in White Plains who thought he should've left after evidence of him tweeting obscene pictures to females first surfaced about three weeks ago.
"He should've resigned when it came out," said Pyrch, a life-long White Plains resident. "See ya!"
Although Rosemary Foulks believed Weiner's initial claims that he didn't send semi-nude photos of himself to women on the internet, she later began to question his story.
"It wasn't until the third round of pictures and so forth that it became more obvious that he had a problem," said Foulks, who works in White Plains. "I liked his enthusiasm and his fire. He seemed to really fight for the people...I think [his resignation] is appropriate because his office is held in high esteem. The public looks up to him and he obviously made the wrong decision."
Others, including Sharon McLaughlin, suggested that Weiner may suffer from psychological problems.
"I hope he gets the help he needs," said McLaughlin, 61 of Mamaroneck. "Just because he looks good on the outside doesn't mean he's all there on the inside."
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