Washington (CNN) – Tim Kaine, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called on New York Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign after he admitted to sending racy pictures of himself to women over the internet.
Kaine is the first prominent Democrat to publicly demand Weiner's resignation.
Kaine, now a Democratic candidate for Senate in his home state of Virginia, told a Charlottesville television station on Tuesday that Weiner's attempted cover-up of the scandal makes him unfit for office.
"Lying is unforgivable," Kaine told CBS-19. "Lying publicly about something like this is unforgivable and he should resign."
The comments put Kaine in the same camp as his former rivals at the Republican National Committee, who are also demanding Weiner's resignation.