After days of speculation, giggles and non-stop media hype, Rep. Anthony Weiner finally announced his resignation last Thursday. While many Americans likely assumed that his departure from Congress would be immediate, the embattled politician has yet to officially vacate his position.
The New York Post reports that Weiner still needs to send an official resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner that announces when, exactly, he plans to stop representing his Brooklyn and Queens constituents. Plus, even after he vacates Capitol Hill, his Congressional offices will still remain open and functional:
Even after [he sends his letter], his staff will stay on, and his offices — in the Capitol and New York — will be run by the House clerk, officials said. “Our offices will be open and fully staffed on Monday,” Dave Arnold, who has served as Weiner’s congressional spokesman, said yesterday.
Interestingly, so far no one is publicly pushing for Weiner to move quickly on his official resignation. But, with each day that passes, his pension fund continues to grow. So, Weiner’s failure to send the letter and make the move official actually has fiscal ramifications for American taxpayers.
Do you think he should be able to continue accumulating pension funds while Congress and the American public wait for him to make a move?