Boehner says Weiner should step down
June 14th, 2011
11:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Boehner says Weiner should step down

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is now has joined the bipartisan chorus of lawmakers who say they think New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign.

When asked Tuesday by reporters whether Weiner should step down, Boehner simply said "yes."


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • John Boehner
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Does Anthony Weiner realize that he has thrown the Republican Party a desparately needed lifeline? The party was drowning in the Ryan Plan, lost special elections, capturing Bin Laden, attacking unions, defending oil subsidies, reneging and making the debt ceiling another FY2011 budget fight, limiting voter's rights, passing biased anti-immigration laws, focusing on social issues and not jobs. And more. Gee, that's a pretty long list to be forgotten about in less than a week. He's sucked all of the oxygen out of the Democratic Party. Sorry, Anthony. Time to resign and run for re-election. This show's performance is over.

    June 14, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Mascon

    Why are American so into punishment and overlooking redemption? He did
    something silly but many read into it as something else. He simply
    embarrassed himself and I am sure he has learned his lesson about social
    media and probably won't do it again. He will be a better person and
    representative for it. Simple! btw with Twitter followers have choices.
    If they do not appreciate Tweets from someone simply unfollow. Some
    people are so shallow they simply cannot think deep enough.

    June 14, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  3. Bill from GA

    Weiner's actions are disgusting, but he is a congressman, and we have come to expect such from that bunch. Not to judge ALL Congressmen; most are (probably) honorable people.

    That said, if Congress can't do its job and at least come up with legislation to fix our economy; not just tax cuts, which have NOT helped, but something positive, the whole bunch should step down.

    As leaders, Boehner AND Pelosi should be first.

    June 14, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. logic in LA

    stay out of it! This between Weiner, his family and his constituents. If he broke a law, then he should be sited.

    June 14, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Weiner does not have to break the law to be expelled from Congress or asked to resign. The Congress of the United States has codes of conduct that all members sign and are supposed to abide by. Weiner's conduct is direct violation of those rules.

    (I'm staying away from debating about balancing the scale as to who should stay and should go on which side. If one side or the other chooses to ignore ettiquette and signed agreements, let the American people judge them in the voting booths.)

    June 14, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. FM

    Boehner needs also to resign. He lied to people campaigning: "elect me and I will create jobs". How many has he created so far? NONE. This lie is more touchy to people than that of Wiener.

    June 14, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  7. once upon a horse

    too bad all these folks chose NOT to attack Sen Vitter in the same way...what Weiner did was disgusting basically because there are photos popping up. What Vitter did was a CRIME and he made it even worse supposing to be a "family values" candidate. When asked about this the RNC chair continues to stumble and bumble about wanting to ingore the question. If Weiner has to go..and it may be well for all concerned that he does, then Sen Vitter needs to stop collecting money, give it all back and go with him.

    June 14, 2011 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  8. malabar

    the way it all unfolded, the accessability to the pics by everyone, this scandal is different because he documented it for our nosy society. we should have higher standards for representatives than we do for kim kardashian or bret favre

    June 14, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    once upon a horse wrote:
    too bad all these folks chose NOT to attack Sen Vitter in the same way...
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    Democrats did call for him to resign. But, the timing was more in his favor with the elections and primaries just a few months away when the details started to emerge. Weiner has nearly 18 months ahead of him, if he were running again for Congress, and no Deomcratic primary challenger. Vitter faced off against and defeated a primary challenger, and then went on to be re-elected.

    June 14, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. CarolO

    I think Weiner AND Boehner should step down.

    June 14, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |