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First Democrat in Congress Demands Weiner Resign

Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 04:30 PM


WASHINGTON — Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania is the first Democratic member of Congress to call on Anthony Weiner to resign for sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter.

The congresswoman said in a statement released Wednesday that Weiner's behavior was offensive, and that having the respect of constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress.

Democrats in general have been unwilling to call for Weiner to give up his seat, although they've made it clear they wish he would quit.

The seven-term New Yorker has made no comment since saying at a news conference on Monday that he was not resigning.

Weiner said at the news conference he exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years.

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