With Weiner determined to stay put, a possible ethics probe comes next
June 10th, 2011
12:07 PM ET
4 years ago

With Weiner determined to stay put, a possible ethics probe comes next

Washington (CNN) - Despite mounting pressure from Democratic colleagues to resign over the sexting scandal that dominated the headlines this week, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner insists he's staying in office.

Among other things, the New York congressman can point to a Marist College poll released Thursday showing that a majority of registered voters in his district - 56% - don't believe he should step down. Only 33% believe he should go.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    The old saying that goes, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely," is not quite on the mark. It is equivalent to saying that guns kill, which we know they don't, the people do. So that saying needs to be corrected a bit.

    "Power attracts those who are most easily corrupted."

    June 10, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. James

    I think we have had enough of this story. Its time to move on. Rep. Weiner's constituents are supportive and his wife wants him to keep his job. His actions are far less than those of Senator Vitter who remains in office today and who did not receive a tenth of this coverage. And according to reports, Rep. Weiner has not broken any laws or actually committed the sin of adultry.

    CNN, please address issues really important to your audience: our country's competitiveness and why cutting spending hurts that objective; discuss medicare proposals to determine how that improves our fiscal house; explain personal mandates and the Affordable Care Act; and explain why unemployment is disproportionally affecting the African American community. Your reporters have had a week off fixating on sexual improprieties. Let's get back to work.

    June 10, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  3. gt

    its all about him... he didnt care what happen to his wife, his party,or his voters... it was about him...jerk

    June 10, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Mascon

    Good for him.

    This silly episode will probably alert all government politicians and employees the consequences of their actions. His action puts the bar very low for consequences. I was surprised CNN made such a big deal out of it period. Time for a shakeup at CNN so we can have news that actually matter.

    June 10, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. livingston

    His consituents have spoken. They want him to stay and they are the only ones who's vote counts.. His wife is staying. His 'crimes are far less then others how have not resigned. The story is over. Can we please move on now to what really matters to the country.

    June 10, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    CNN, we're sick of stories about this guy. You ain't got nuthin' on Palin or the Donald? Sheesh. Fuhgedabout this guy already.

    June 10, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. Another Corrupt Democrat?

    "Power attracts those who are most easily corrupted."

    I completely agree with you on this one.

    June 10, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. russ

    all those politicians have some kind of skeleton in their closets. This guy is dumb and could not hide it. can we try and find people jobs now.what difference does it make if he stays or goes?

    June 10, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Jobs jobs jobs
    Debt ceiling
    Budget crisis
    Syria
    Libya
    Iran
    North Korea
    Egypt
    Weiner's consensual sexting
    Israel
    Yemen
    Bahrain
    Congo genocide
    Health care costs
    Attempts to destroy labor rights
    WI recall elections and GOP petition fraud
    Housing market doldrums
    Middle-class salaries stagnant for over 3 decades
    Tax cuts for the rich = largest contributor to nationa deficit/debt problem
    etc.

    One of these things is not like the others...

    June 10, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  10. Sorensen

    When do people and journalists wake up. This miserable little twit did something childish and disgusting on the internet.
    That is not the problem.
    The problem is his lack of brains in the way he handled it all. He is not even a credible liar.
    Somebody with that limited brainpower and integrity should never be elected to anything.

    June 10, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  11. B

    Throw this lying Creep overboard ! There are apparently NO honorable people left in the Congress..

    You wonder why this country is in decline? We are losing credibility not only with the World, but with the people here as well !

    June 10, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. A True Centrist

    "His actions are far less than those of Senator Vitter who remains in office today "

    James, I'm trying to teach my three-year old that two wrongs don't make a right...as an adult, I'm stunned you never learned the lesson. Well, considering you are a liberal, I guess I'm not stunned but still, use at least part of your brain.

    June 10, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. diridi

    Let him continue in congress....stop this nonsense in 21st century.....constituents are fine, the gal that is received his picture if fine, this man's wife is fine, who is CNN to put all these dirty and who is GOP idiots to make a drama out of nothing....stop.....o.k, Quite common.....Ex; Arlnold mark, vitter, etc,

    June 10, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |