Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, Israel tell Weiner he should resign
June 11th, 2011
01:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, Israel tell Weiner he should resign

New York (CNN) - Three weighty Democratic voices - including Nancy Pelosi - on Saturday called for the resignation of embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to inappropriate communications with women online.

The House Minority Leader, and the chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in separate statements called for Weiner to step down.

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  1. Expat American

    Weiner should resign – not because he is incapable of doing the job that he was elected to do. This is not in question. He should resign because he disgraced himself, his constituents and the Party.

    Just like the entire Bush administration should have resigned when they were proven to have lied to the entire nation, the global community and the United Nations, while hiding behind their platform of Republican ‘values’ to institute a policy of Genocide over Policy (GOP) and commit mass murder against civilians.

    Republicans making this an 'us and them' issue need to choose wisely in their approach to this 'scandal', after all, their shining hopes at this moment are no other than Bachman and Palin; two hate monger bigots who disgrace the nation in the global media everytime they draw a breath to speak.

    June 11, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  2. TangledThorns

    The Dems know if Weiner stays that any chance of retaking the House next year is gone.

    June 11, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. Steve Mazanet

    Dopiing Pelosi, tax cheat Rangel, racist Clayburn and spineless Reid, all should resign for the good fo the Nation!

    June 11, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Good Call

    Good move they didn’t care what republicans did they are doing the right thing

    June 11, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. NYCL Poster

    Now there is proof he was chatting with a 17 year old girl? Yeah, this guy got to go. Funny how they are tearing through Sarah Palins emails but never any liberals??? Wake up people the enemy is right under our noses....

    June 11, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. nam_vet6869

    Pelosi only has problems making up her mind when the decision concerns MORAL issues.

    June 11, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  7. lisa

    Well put!

    June 11, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  8. KevinS

    Don't do it Mr. Weiner! You are the only congressman I have seen that actually has a pair on him! I mean, it's unfortunate that we had to literally see them, but still!

    June 11, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Sloaneranger

    He'll go right to rehab and learn how to not get caught next time!

    June 11, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. Dave Price

    For a moment there, I thought the nation of Israel was weighing in.

    June 11, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. Andrew Smith

    And Rangel can keep his job? Which offense is worse?

    June 11, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. Ralph McGehee

    WOW! Democrats suddenly have morals too! This is interesting. I feel sorry for Cong. Weiner and agree, he should resign and seek counseling.

    June 11, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  13. nobama

    Trouble is, he is cuter than Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

    June 11, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  14. Rick Clay

    If this was a Republican Congresman the party would have kicked him out immediately!

    June 11, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  15. poopy stinkers poops alot

    as I have said many times before, "poopy stinkers poops alot", which is my general comment on the whole democratic party, which weener has now demonstrated the ability to lead.

    June 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. Hening

    This type of personality will never simply step down. He's in the bunker, has his personal PR staff on the case and has most likely began seeing past this experience to days of future glory. "Caligula syndrome". His lack of concern for the collateral damage he's created for the people he communicated with and the embarrassment to congress is not even on his radar.

    June 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. nobama

    He will go now, then play the victim – that his constituents really wanted him to stay – and run for mayor and win.

    June 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  18. Mike

    Wow! And all this time I thought Pelosi got rid of her wiener when she/he was in her 29's!

    June 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  19. Paolo

    As it typical with DemocRATS, ethical decisions are never based on ethics as defined, as DemocRATS operate out of a dictionary ethical people wouldn't recognize.

    June 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  20. Buddy

    It's about time that they wised up and got rid of the Weiner. But it will be a shame when he goes, because this is good for a million laughs.

    June 11, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  21. tommyd

    So they finally got their focus group response back so they would know which way to go on this...

    Stick their fingers in the wind politicians... No convictions what so ever...

    June 11, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. Dave h

    I don't get all the people complaining about the Republican morality police. The people calling for Weiner's resignation in this story are DEMOCRATS. Not a single Republican is mentioned. Republicans aren't driving this story, they're just sitting back and enjoying the ride.

    June 11, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  23. Ed Yager

    Where is the outrage from the principled women in congress who must now sit with, negotiate with and attend hearings with this misogynist. Can anyone seriously listen to this guy.

    June 11, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. Phil Peterson

    She doesn't know what the Hell's going on.

    June 11, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Alex

    Oh yea that's right, he's a Democrat! The press seldom mentions that!

    June 11, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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