Saturday, June 11, 2011

The End is Near: Pelosi Calls for Weiner's Resignation

Gee, maybe Democrats do have standards. Well, granted, they're very low. But apparently carrying on with 17-year-olds is too much to bear.

Bye, Tony.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Steve Israel have told Rep. Anthony Weiner he should resign.

Pelosi released the following statement Saturday:

“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.”

Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:

"It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner's continued service in Congress is untenable. This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House – and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important – his and his family's well-being."
Gee, it only took two weeks.

Delaware police are looking to confirm that Rep. Anthony Weiner didn't send any inappropriate direct messages to a 17-year-old high school girl on a social networking site.

The girl's mother says her daughter, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told her that none of the messages she received from Weiner were inappropriate. The girl's family brought her laptop and cellphone to the police station Friday evening, police sources told

"The Tweets in question between the student in question and the congressman were not salacious or in any manner inappropriate, said Daniel McElhatton, the attorney representing the girl's family. "No photographs were ever sent to her or from her."

Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller also said that Weiner's interactions with the girl "were neither explicit nor indecent."

The police are trying to verify that, McElhatton said.

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