Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reiterated his call for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign and suggested it's now up to Democratic leaders to force the New York Democrat to step down from his House seat.
"I think he should resign. I think his leaders should do everything they can to bring him to that point if he's not already," Cantor said at his weekly session with reporters Monday.
Cantor was the first House member to call for Weiner to step down early last week and he made a point Monday to say he made that public call "early."
"I think that this kind of behavior is unacceptable, the way that his leaders now have called on him to resign," Cantor said.
The House Majority Leader also said if Weiner won't step down House Democrats should take steps to put additional pressure on him.
"I'm hoping that they will begin to move if he does not resign towards things like perhaps stripping him of his committees and others. I don't think we have time for this. We've obviously have a lot of other issues to be concerned with," Cantor said.
But when asked if Democrats are looking at action such as taking away Weiner's assignment on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, the number two House Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer told CNN, "As I said yesterday he's taking a leave. He's going to think about what he's going to do and we'll wait to see what he decides."