Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, Israel tell Weiner he should resign
June 11th, 2011
01:44 PM ET
2 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. John14541

    Origninally Pelosi remarked Weiner should not resign. Now Pelosi states Weiner should resign.

    June 11, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Caligirl

    About time!!

    June 11, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. bill allen

    More right wing moralizing. Rep Weiner did even less than President Clinton, and now even the Democrats throw him under the bus. Everyone lies. Erveryone has sex perversions.

    June 11, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. Evil white kracker

    Guess some poll numbers came in

    June 11, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  5. Click

    What's the big deal. He is just a liar and creepy. Typical democrat. I don't see the problem.

    June 11, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. Joe in Texas

    Everyone has a business and personal life. But if we allow this to go unchecked, then it may become more common. I ain't perfect, but this behavior does not represent what I want in a representative.

    June 11, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. lisa

    Nancy Pelosi said it best!

    June 11, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. wrack

    We need his voice but perhaps not this badly.

    June 11, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Natalie O'Hayre

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the rest of the Democratic Party are a total disappoinment from top to bottom on this. I have been a life-long Democrat but I seriously am doubting what this party is all about. They are so easily pushed into throwing Anthony Weiner under the bus despite the fact that he did NOTHING illegal. They are supposed to be LEADERS but they do not act like leaders. They (& President Obama) have compromised this country right into the ground (and into the pockets of big insurance, big oil etc). Anthony Weiner is one of the few (Bernie Sanders is the only other one that comes to mind) in congress that actually has the nerve to speak truth to power and stand up against special interests in search of what's right for the american people. I strongly urge Anthony Weiner to stand strong against this ridiculous show of hypocrisy & party weakness. If he does end up resigning the Democratic party can count this voter as GONE.

    June 11, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  10. JohnH

    It's about time for reality to seep into the Democratic party. Circling the wagons and hoping for friendly media outlets to continue to embargo the story has resulted in a recasting of the left side of the house as corrupt and morally unsalvageable. I think we understand that as a party you have no guiding principles save gaining and clinging to power through whatever means and despite obvious conflicts of interest, but rep Weiner has certainly dug down to a new low standard of irresponsibility and must resign. The fact that he cannot recognize this as the proper thing to do is indicative of how poor his judgement really is. The fact that the 'leadership' of the D party has finally had enough and is calling for him to resign indicates that even they recognize he is hurting their brand. There is no sympathy for rep Weiner; he has been confusing getting caught with taking responsibility. True responsibility is reflected in the actions you take to resolve the poor decisions and step 1 is resigning to focus on your family and getting the help and counseling you so obviously need.

    June 11, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  11. juliet von reinhardt

    If Weiner were a Republican the press would be all over him, name calling and demanding his resignation, but since he is one of the DEmocrat's boys he can do no wrong. He is so high and mighty, that he actually and the other Dems actually beleive this is exceptable behavior, perhaps all the Democrat's lack the same moral and ethical judgement, they have no sence of right from wrong.

    June 11, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. TangentToWhat

    The rest of us, with a brain, knew that last week Nan Nan. I'm thinking Nan Nan isn't the brightest bulb in the lamp of life.

    June 11, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. jimmy kyriakoutsakos

    I'm a devote democrat and I'm disappointed in weiner, which is odd because I'm used to being disappointed by the republicans. The great ladies pelosi and wasserman are correct in asking him to leave. You would expect someone in his position to show a little more class. Very sad.

    June 11, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Doug O

    Why the sudden Pelosi turnaround? I personally am of the opinion she may just have been given a heads up on information about the ongoing investigation into Weiner's contact with underaged persons that has not yet been disclosed to the public. BUT that is just my opinion and a biased opinion since I think Weiner's integrity would have not have to "duck it's head" to walk under the belly of a snake.

    June 11, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. David Buckeye

    What happened to Miss Nancy?...Why just 2 days earlier she said 'the constituents should decide whether he remains in office or not"...she should leave, as well to continue "draining the swamp"....

    June 11, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Patrick from Minnesota

    I'd be much more inclined to him resigning if Sanford, Ensign, and Craig did the same...

    June 11, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Name Kurt c

    Resign on one condition only get rid of all Money in politics, get rid of all lobbyists, max contribution per person 1000.00, make it a law for eternity. Then resign

    June 11, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Mascon

    Simple solution. Sit as an independent for the remainder of the term then run again in the next election and let the voters decide and let democracy work.

    June 11, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  19. erich2112x

    I think he's going to make it. The story's already dying. Now if he can just handle this storm without resigning, he'll be OK.

    June 11, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. Peter E

    Weiner cheated on his wife with some lewd pictures. Pelosi has been corrupting congress for years. Let's see, which one of them should tell which one to resign their congressional post?

    June 11, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. rightcall

    Glad to see left finally getting religion.....more likely left sees another light. One that shows the democrats in a bad light, lingering with the stench of a bad smell and damaging the democrats in politically charged environments. Nancy way to go, however, Weinergate is just a 'bump in the road' for democrats.

    June 11, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. pyeatte

    I wonder if there is a love-child lerking in the wings?

    June 11, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. NOchangeYET

    Really why are they pounding him to leave?? He committed no crime, and if what he did was a crime than the millions on Twitter must be guilty of something as well. STAY, you are a better person today..

    June 11, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    With friends like pelosi and wasserman shultz who needs enemies all you need now is your big mouth friend schumer to come out for the resignation and we have a trifecta

    June 11, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  25. SKS

    Weiner MUST RESIGN. What he did is way too down low for a congressman. He MUST RESIGN.

    June 11, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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