When Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) colleague, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), faced ethics charges in the House in 2010, Weiner voted against censure. Now Weiner will face ethics charges of his own.
On Monday, Weiner revealed that for the past three years he had had "inappropriate" Internet conversations with six different women around the country. Weiner's announcement is the most recent major development of the so-called "Weinergate" scandal that started after Weiner's Twitter account sent out a picture of a man in underwear.
Initially, Weiner maintained that his account had been hacked and that the tweet directed to a woman in Seattle was not sent from him. But on Monday Weiner came clean and admitted that he was the sender of the tweet. He also admitted sending other pictures and correspondence with other women over the past few years.
In response, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for an ethics investigation. Weiner said in a statement that he would cooperate with the investigation.
In Late 2010 the House voted 333-79 to censure Rangel. But Rangel's New York colleagues voted against the measure, with 16 nays and 13 ayes. Weiner was one of the nays. House Republicans voted, predictably, to censure Rangel, with only two of the 165 members voting against it.
Here's the breakdown.
Updated at 8:27 p.m.