NEW YORK - After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed during a press conference Monday that he sent a bulging-underpants photo of himself to a young woman. He also admitted that he had "inappropriate" conversations with six women before and after getting married.
During a teary-eyed press conference, he says he won't resign. He said he welcomes and will fully cooperate with an ethics committee investigation.
Weiner called the initial photo a joke and a "hugely regrettable mistake."
The conservative website that last week started a furor over a lewd photo sent from Weiner's Twitter account posted new photos Monday purportedly from a second woman who said she received shirtless shots of the congressman.
Weiner says he'll fully cooperate with a House ethics investigation his fellow Democrats have demanded into whether he broke any rules when he sent lewd photos of himself over the Internet.
The statement came Monday less than an hour after top House Democrats issued chilly calls for an ethics committee probe into whether Weiner used government resources or broke House rules when he sent what he called "inappropriate" photos and messages to six women before and after he got married.
But will the seven-term congressman be elected for another term? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says time will tell.
Weiner married Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, last July.
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