Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, saying that the media circus surrounding his sexting scandal had become too much of a distraction for him to continue to serve.
Seconds later, Howard Stern Show contributor Benjy Bronk seemingly proved his point, heckling the departing congressman so loudly that he was nearly drowned out on multiple occasions.
Much of the heckling was inaudible, but among the comments that can be made out from the video of the New York City press conference are: “Bye-bye, pervert”; “Were you fully erect? The people demand to know”; “Are you more than 7 inches?”; and "Will you maintain your hot physique?".
It was not immediately clear if Bronk, who had yelled similar comments at Weiner’s last press conference earlier this month, was responsible for all of the heckling. (The Examiner, for one, credits the “pervert” comment to another, unidentified heckler.)
Nonetheless, the Howard Stern Show appeared ready to take the credit for the publicity stunt, quickly tweeting that Bronk “was once again the star of the Weiner Press Conference” and posting a link to a Getty Images photo of Bronk standing up and yelling at the event. (The same photo in the upper left hand corner of this post.)
You can hear the remarks in the video below: