White House: Weiner a 'Distraction'

Monday, 13 Jun 2011 11:38 AM

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The White House this morning called U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner a "distraction" but came short of calling for his resignation.

As he was boarding Air Force One, White House press secretary James Carney said "The president feels, we feel at the White House, this is a distraction, as Congressman Weiner has said himself, his behavior was inappropriate, dishonesty was inappropriate."
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Carney did not say whether Obama thought Weiner should resign, instead saying the President was focused on getting the economy to grow, jobs and the "safety and security of the American people."

When asked if any members of the administration had asked for Weiner to resign, Carney said. "Not that I'm aware of."

Asked point-blank if Weiner should resign, Carney responded, "I answered that question. We think it's a distraction from the important business that this president needs to conduct and congress needs to conduct. Beyond that I don't have any comment."



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