Dem House colleague tells Weiner she's disappointed in him
June 9th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Dem House colleague tells Weiner she's disappointed in him

Washington (CNN) - New York Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey told Anthony Weiner in a telephone call that she is "very disappointed in him" and said "his behavior was inexcusable," according to a source familiar with the call.

The source said Lowey is "not going to be public" about whether or not she told Weiner privately that he should resign.

Lowey is not only a colleague of Weiner's, but also a friend. She was one of only a few members of Congress invited to Weiner's wedding last year.

The call, which took place Wednesday, is one of many Weiner has had this week with colleagues, friends and supporters. Sources familiar with several of those calls have described Weiner as contrite and apologetic.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Indeed.
    We all are.
    Move on already.

    June 9, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. PALINHOPE

    This man is just another sick Democrat. Leave him in office to remind us moral people what is on that side of the Isle. Down with all Libersls. They are plain sick. Worse than vomit. PALIN 2012.

    June 9, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Get A Grip

    The only reason New York Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey is disappointed in Weiner is because Weiner got caught.

    June 9, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. diridi

    so is every one...but he did not commit crime....o.k, He did not even touch any one....just like, vitter, sanford, ensign, Folley...etc., what nonsense you all spinning....stop it, move....focus on jobs, jobs, and energy and economy, and strict immigration...o.k,

    June 9, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Huh?

    I don't know which is more disturbing. Is it Weiner sending explicit pictures of himself to women he MET ON THE INTERNET or the people who are defending him?

    June 9, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    And I am sure she told that he continues to disappoint.

    June 9, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. bb

    Out steps the congress members who want their names in print. And in front of them, Dana Bash, whose articles are all interestingly one sided...since she has started working for CNN.

    June 9, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Weiner should not put too much faith in poll results. I have no doubt that any Republicans who were polled expressed support for him to stay in office just so that a distraction can be kept alive.

    June 9, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. obama victim

    what is wrong with this guy.............?? QUIT NOW...stop embarassing your party

    June 9, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. Mary Hiill

    I am sick of this story. There are real issues out there to address and cover not someone's mistake. He has apologized and is trying to do better. Let it go. It is not like Arnold or Clinton or any of the other stories out there. I think we should forgive and start talking about the real issues like the lack of quality healthcare in America caused by a robber baron health insurance industry!

    June 9, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  11. GOP = Greed Over People

    Ok, while I agree Mr. Weiner should resign due to total humiliation if nothing else, if the voters in his district want him to stay, then he should stay and they have been consistent in their support for him.

    After all, a naked pic of Weiner's weenie, is not illegal, such as, oh something like soliciting prostitution such as GOP member Vitter..

    So, not only did Vitter NOT resign, but the voters of Louisiana RE-ELECTED him .

    Plus, Scot Brown did a nude photo shoot in his youth with some carefully placed fingers, Weiner was not as shy, and did the "full Monty".

    Maybe we should be talking more about the total collapse of the financial system if the debt ceiling is not raised and less about a "raised" weiner.

    June 9, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. Democrat Swamp Inspector - Help Wanted, Now Hiring, Overtime Possibilities

    Whoa! I sure wouldn't want THAT woman angry at me!! Looks like everybody is on the Weiner war path... By not resigning he is proving how selfish and self centered he really is. He must not have much of a life out side of Congress if he tries to maintain this death grip on his office.

    June 9, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. Whatever

    WHO CARES?!!! Hopefully they were all LEGAL at the time!!!!

    Funny to show Jessie Jackson Jr. who had an affair and no word of him or Vitter or anyone being tossed out for not keeping it in their pants LOL

    June 9, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "If companies can't contribute then unions can't as well as other "non-people" according to you. "

    I've yet to meet a liberal who disagrees with the idea that it should apply equally to corporations and unions. If you weren't obtaining all your misinformation solely from Limbot and Beck, you'd know that the ruling in Citizens United overturned a law that applied equally to unions and corporations. Liberals were fine with that because everyone knows that the corporations hold a whole heck of a lot more money than the unions do. It evened the playing field, which is why it was unacceptable to the GOP. Besides, were you trying to tell us that, e.g., ALL 165,000 or so PriceWaterhouse Coopers employees have the same exact political leanings and interests in who gets elected or what legislation passes? Maybe beacuse the corporation reports as an S-corp on the indivudal taxes of its very few owners (which is why the GOP calls it a "small corporation")? Load of malarcky. I'm pretty sure all those employees wouldn't mind a raise or better benefits instead of their emlpoyer spending millions upon millions lobbying and trying to get puppets elected.

    June 9, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  15. Democrat Swamp Inspector - Help Wanted, Now Hiring, Overtime Possibilities

    Besides, were you trying to tell us that, e.g., ALL 165,000 or so PriceWaterhouse Coopers employees have the same exact political leanings and interests in who gets elected or what legislation passes?
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    Sounds just like all the union money going to the Democrats (even though a LOT of corp donations DO go to the Democrats)

    I'm pretty sure all those employees wouldn't mind a raise or better benefits instead of their emlpoyer spending millions upon millions lobbying and trying to get puppets elected.
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    Protecting the company's interest helps protect their jobs as well as their benefits and future raises. You need to get a clue on how the real world works.

    June 9, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. vic , nashville ,tn

    Weiner please resign for one reason you knock the media door and lied

    June 9, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "Dem House colleague tells Weiner she's disappointed in him"

    What? She thought it was bigger?

    June 9, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. cpmondello

    Democrats love to throw each other under the bus because they concern themselves with what others will say. Republicans celebrate their pigs who actually have sex with prostitutes and welcome them back into congress with a standing ovation. Democrats need to grow a pair, otherwise they will just keep losing those who used to support them.

    June 9, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. NVa Native

    Vitter, Craig, Foley, Schrock, Livingston, Ensign, Hyde, Gingerich, who of these admitted and/or convicted adulterists resigned?
    Weiner's actions are/were weird and even creepy to some, but not even close to paying for actual sex, cheating with wife of a staffer and then paying them close to $100k supposedly through his parents to lie about it, or cheating on your wife while in a hospital bed.
    But this is what we have come to expect and for some accept from the sleazy GOP "family values" crowd – and how about the hypocrites who now whine about how Weiner should resign when they were silent about those in their party who did much worse.

    June 9, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. NVa Native

    @ Palindope – definately a fox follower = weak brain & easily manipulated by false gods.

    June 9, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |