Boehner: Weiner Should Resign

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 08:48 PM

By Jim Meyers

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House Speaker John Boehner has added his powerful voice to the chorus of public officials calling on disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign from office.

Boehner met with reporters outside a conference room in the Cannon House Building on Tuesday morning. When asked if he believes Weiner should resign, Boehner broke his silence on the issue with one clear word: “Yes.”

Officials who have earlier called for Weiner’s resignation include Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz among Democrats, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor among Republicans.

President Obama called Weiner's behavior "highly inappropriate" during an NBC interview and said that if he were in the New York Democrat’s position, he would resign.

Weiner, who admitted having sexually explicit relationships with women through Facebook and Twitter, said over the weekend that he would enter a treatment facility and was granted a two-week leave from the House on Monday.

Democratic lawmakers discussed Weiner’s situation on Tuesday morning, but there was no talk about stripping him of his committee assignments or removing him from their caucus, one Democrat at the meeting told CBS News.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland confirmed that there has been “no decision” on further action Democrats can take to convince Weiner to resign.

But Hoyer told Politico: “I hope he’s seriously considering taking a course that will take him out of this context and get him to deal with this and deal with his personal life and not be burdened by being a member.”

Also on Tuesday morning, New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy told reporters: “Hopefully, we are hearing he might resign in a couple of days.”

Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is due back from an overseas trip early Wednesday.






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