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. JJ

    NOOOooooooo..... Wiener is the perfect poster boy for the liberal party: arrogant, corrupt, lying. If Pelosi is allowed to push Wiener out, then she, Rangel, Frank, Dodd, and Schumer should lead the way.

    June 11, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. psadie

    This is laughable. Did Pelosi read the blogs at how outraged people are about Weiner and then backtrack on yesterday's "He can stay" nonsense? The Democrat Party is finished. You don't have the guts to oust someone when you know EXACTLY how damaging this tawdry mess has become. You haven't drained anything. The American citizens hear what you say BUT watch what you do. That is the measure of how you truly feel about a situation.

    June 11, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. Kim Bailey

    Without the expelling of Maxine Waters from Congress this Liberal move is meaningless.

    June 11, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. cindinator

    Do you think ol' nancy will stick with this decision for longer than a few days or will she reverse herself yet once more?

    June 11, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Joey Botefuco

    I love it when a progressive or a vindictive liberal eats dirt.

    June 11, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. bill

    only if all those congressman who have dome something siimilar or something worse should weiner resign. "Let he who is without sin be the first to throw stones."

    June 11, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Claire

    With such a complete reversal of the defense of Congressman Weiner Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman-Shultz are calling for his resignation from congress. This makes me think that they know something the public doesn't and want to be on record saying so before the information is released to the press. Remember, above all things they are politicians first.

    June 11, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  8. Artist

    I'm curious what his retirement pay wlil be if he quits?

    June 11, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Peter Coomar

    Not sure why he should resign. Did Bill Clinton resign His constituents do not want him to resign. Who is Nancy Pelosi to say what he should do?

    June 11, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. jopiper

    Lord!! Deliver us from this bug eyed bay area bimbo! Drain the swamp? She IS the swamp!

    June 11, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. Sam

    What about Senator Vitter? He actually broke the law

    June 11, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  12. Name Shish

    The one and only time I will ever agree with these liberal slimebags

    June 11, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  13. Bob

    Why not just let all the Democrats go?

    June 11, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  14. boredincar

    Omg who cares? i work in telesales and have customers ask me all the time to marry them. some who even emply inappropriate stuff all the time. should i go to there wifes and tell them about it. or sue them based on a whim? no its not practical. the fact of the matter is that unless direct action was taken this is a b.s. topic. people in the "business" (ie: government) have always and will always continue to do it. its a waste of time and energy to pursue something to trivial. the so called "free media" should be looking at the fact that even tho america is "in debt", the only people and thing we are indebted to is the federal reserve bank. they print the money. and Peolsi is one to talk she gets more ass from the so called energy crises then all the members of KISS combined. the free media should be holding accountable those who have destryoed this country instead of receiving "kick backs" and fatter paychecks from the bank that owns them and the people who "own" the media outlets. WAKE UP AMERIC!!

    June 11, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  15. morris wise

    The Weiner scandal highlights the need for politicians to maintain puritanical sexual standards. The scandal is proof that thousands of clean words can be forgotten because of a few dirty ones. After his resignation Weiner no longer will have to maintain puritanical sexual standards. He can be as freaky as the law allows and be a happier man.

    June 11, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Mark

    Weiner should stay because he exemplifies everything the democrat party stands for.
    Their leadership might be attempting to distance themselves from him prior to the 2012 elections, but in the end they will revere him as a great man just the way they did with Bill Clinton. (spits)

    June 11, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. sandy in Missouri

    Get over it so the guy screwed up. Bill Clinton didn't resign. Let the guy finish his job and let the voters decide. Frankly I'm tired of hearing about it.

    June 11, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. Reaper081087

    This is an embarrasment to the great democratic party. i am a liberal democrat supporter. and i am speechless. in order for the democratic party to maintain honor, weiner should step down i certainly hope this scandal won't impact the democratic party's effort to regain control of both chambers of congress and maintain control of the white house.

    June 11, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. Steve Henderson

    Finally realized he is now a political liability, huh?

    June 11, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. NameBeth sylvester

    That is rediculous! It's America, it's not illegal to have a personal life! What a person does on their own time should not be a reflection of what they do in their profession.

    June 11, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. Fred Williams

    That piglosi is a heck of a leader. Yesterday he can stay but today he must go. If he hangs on another day then it will probably say he can stay. Any party that would elect her as their leader is an abject failure in everyway!

    June 11, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  22. Typical

    Weiner is done. The only question at this point is why did it take so long for top Democrats to realize it? The party simply does not have the leadership at this time to do what is best for the party or country. It's time for a change.

    June 11, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  23. November 2010

    The wiener is now cooked! His biggest problem just turned into figuring out how to avoid jail time. He was smart enough not to lead incriminating evidence, right?

    June 11, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  24. mastermind

    No way out of this one from here.

    June 11, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  25. JB

    What does Israel have to do with it?

    June 11, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
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