Lawmakers are tweeting less in aftermath of Weiner scandal

Holly Bailey

Did Anthony Weiner's sex scandal scare his congressional colleagues off of Twitter?

Per The Hill's Emily Goodin, a new study by TweetCongress says members of Congress tweeted roughly 28 percent less last week than they did the week before.

And that number has continued to drop this week—especially among Democrats.

On Monday, the day Weiner admitted he'd lied about the extent of his online activities, there were just 120 Twitter messages sent by Democrats—roughly 30 percent less than usual. Republicans, meanwhile, sent 338 Twitter messages Monday—18 percent less than average.

You can see the full stats here, courtesy The Hill.

(Photo of Weiner: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)