Pressure grows for Weiner to resign
June 8th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Pressure grows for Weiner to resign

WASHINGTON (CNN)– Pressure continued to mount on Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to resign Wednesday - one day after Democratic leaders turned their backs on the embattled liberal congressman.

Weiner, who is married, admitted earlier this week that he engaged in sexually tinged communications with multiple women and lying about it.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    It's time. Make yourself into a martyr, dude. Demonstrate the hypocrisy of the other side of the aisle. Demonstrate how to do the right thing, and not what you percieve to be your best self interests. That is the quality of a true public servant. See ya' in 2012.

    June 8, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Democrat Swamp Inspector

    For Weiner to TRULY take responsibility for his abhorant behavior, he needs to resign. Anything less is just lip service and an attempt to run out the clock so people forget or the next news cycle replaces it on the front page.

    The Democrats need to drain their very full swamp and do it quickly. They are quickly becoming the party of tax evasion, corruption, influence peddling and now perversion.

    June 8, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Danny

    The picture is out there! Are you proud of your man now NY. He made all or you look like clowns. After all this you still want this guy to represent you? The word is REPRESENT! Lie, cheat, thief, freak, deceiver, that's New York! Glad to hear your happy with that! You have been had!

    June 8, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Bush

    WEINER should remain in office he has committed no crime he is one of the smartest democrats in office he bas so much name recognition he should run for president. President Weiner has quite a ring to it.

    June 8, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. Democrat Swamp Inspector

    It's time. Make yourself into a martyr, dude. Demonstrate the hypocrisy of the other side of the aisle. Demonstrate how to do the right thing, and not what you percieve to be your best self interests. That is the quality of a true public servant. See ya' in 2012.
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    And if Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters join him, the swamp population will be greating reduced.

    June 8, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. ric

    funny, the liberals only come out to attack Palin but none here call Weiner out for who he is. Typical liberal behavior and why liberalism is on a steep decline.

    June 8, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    somebody wrote:
    ...The Democrats need to drain their very full swamp and do it quickly. .....
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    A Pelosi campaign promise kept. Time to cross the aisle and clean house. Refuse and the voters will clean it up. Either way, the House is going to get cleaned up.

    June 8, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. diridi

    poll says majority of NY say they do not want resignation....o.k, what pressure...are you dumb????Weiner, please do not resign, you did no wrong....o.k, it is quiet common...

    June 8, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  9. Gothaze

    I got a chance to hear the man speak on the floor.(cspan). I was immediately impressed with him. I said to myself now there's a fighter and very auticulate. When this thing hit, I like a Dem hold no one guilty until proven so. Well he is, and im deeply dissapointed. Im a liar true. But if I were n his shoes i wouldnt have lied. Its sometime my late father taught me. When the shit is going to hit the fan. Man up and except resposibilty for your actions. I told my wife once that Hetero and homo sexuality have nothing to do with human sexuality. That part of the brain is on is an cousre

    June 8, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Spike

    Shows the stupidity of New Yorkers. 50% approve of him. How in the heck can you trust a man to run the government in the best interests of the people when he shows so little judgement and credibility in small matters. Unless people get smarter, this nation is doomed to fail.

    June 8, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Four and The Door

    He was probably okay right up to the time where he held press conferences to lie about it. That's when it turned from a personal issue to a matter of integrity. As he was doing these things that got him in trouble, he should have been smart enough to know how he should respond should he ever get busted. Obviously he missed that train of thought.

    June 8, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. Peter E

    Seriously? This is the most important issue in politics today? And yesterday? And for the past entire week?
    I have yet to decide what is more amusing, the complete hypocrisy of republicans who time and time again have tried to protect their own from such scandals, or the weaseliness of the democrats who suddenly now turn their backs.
    And of course the media, who thinks that pushing this guy's crotch shot into our face for an hour every day somehow makes them the great moral police... You know our children wouldn't be exposed to this filth if it wasn't constantly being aired on national TV all the time.

    June 8, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Gothaze

    Our human sexuality we make do things that we only imagine. We howerver believe it something we can control. Some do. Many dont, because they dont know how to. This doesnt give him the right to lie to me. So ur a freak, admit and move on is what he should have done. The he would still have my respect. Now just on principal alone and the damage he has caused the party. Yes i think he needs to consider resigning. What a loss. Make you think though. Why did this all come out now? Stay thirsty my friends.

    June 8, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    ric wrote:
    funny, the liberals only come out to attack Palin but none here call Weiner out for who he is.
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    Been listening to Rush all day, huh?

    Four wrote}
    He was probably okay right up to the time where he held press conferences to lie about it.
    That's when it turned from a personal issue to a matter of integrity.
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    Salute that! That's the problem.

    June 8, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. once upon a horse

    Where was all this push by the GOP for Sen Vitter to resign? He actually DID have sex with a hooker or two and is still holding office. Two wrongs don't make a right, if Anthony is forced out then he should have to take Vitter along with him.

    June 8, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. Gothaze

    Then again not resigning didnt hurt former POTUS Bill Clinton. It all depends on way is..'is' So lets not even go down that road. Make the decision and do the time. Its what you do when you make a decision. Live with the consequences of your actions. Denial only slows down the healing process. Stay thirsty my friends.

    June 8, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  17. LacrosseMom(real one)

    First of all, WEINER NEEDS TO RESIGN. AND..... the Republicans need to STOP with the HOLIER-than-thou stuff!! The Conservatives have a LONG list of perverts themselves!

    I agree that not only Weiner....... but VITTER needs to go! My God, is there no sense of decency any more??????????!

    I am a Liberal, registered Independent, btw.

    June 8, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Geo in Cville

    Wiener is a pervert, albeit an articulate for those that can bear his NewYorkese dialect.

    June 8, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  19. Ryan

    I like the guy posting like hes Gov Guilianni from NYC.

    Weiner is a standard democrat, no spine and no morals.

    June 8, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. Democrat Swamp Inspector

    It's Out: Purported X-Rated Weiner Photo on Internet
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    Can you say "the last nail in the coffin"????

    Anobody doing something THIS dumb shouldn't be within 100 miles of a Congress seat.

    Thanks for the 2 weeks of weiner jokes Anthony. The gig is over. Time to get a real job. Maybe you can start an X-rated web site featuring YOU? Seems to be what you are most interested in!

    June 8, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  21. LOaf MeAt

    Please, do not resign. We need your lazy work ethic and granstanding BS in the next election cycle. Think he's not a lazy POS?

    Google lazy Weiner.

    Oh, and Tony..........She's leaving when the smoke clears.

    June 8, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |