Three weighty Democratic voices — including Nancy Pelosi — on Saturday called for the resignation of embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to inapporpriate communications with women online. The House Minority Leader, and the chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in separate statements called for Weiner to step down.
The New York congressman has resisted calls to resign. “Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help. I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress,” Pelosi said.
DCCC chair Steve Israel also wished Weiner well in his personal life, but said that the scandal has “become an insurmountable distraction” to the House. “The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable,” DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said, also calling it a distraction.
The statements come as Delaware authorities are investigating contact between a local teen and Weiner.
It makes you wonder what they found on that teen’s computer they confiscated yesterday, huh?