Pelosi Says Democrat Caucus Backs Resignation Of Weiner

Before Rep. Pelosi was only willing to go so far as backing an investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal. Now, as it has become clear that the scandal isn’t going anywhere, Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are forced to call for his resignation.

From the Daily Mail:

Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has reiterated her calls for shamed congressman Anthony Weiner to quit, saying he: ‘needed help’.

As Democrats led by Pelosi met for emergency talks today, Weiner is also expected to face a grilling from his long suffering wife Huma Abedin as she flies in from Africa today to confront her errant husband.

Party officials met behind closed doors for the first time since the New York congressman admitted to sexually charged on-line relationships, agreeing that Weiner should fall on his sword over the ongoing sexting debacle.

Sources close to the politician, who has consistently refused to resign, said he is waiting to speak with Mrs Abedin before making a final decision on whether to quit his congressional post.

With Weiner refusing to resign, frustration among Democrats is increasing as the scandal moves into its third week.

This is for show, I think. If Democrats were serious about pushing Weiner to resigning they could remove him from their caucus. So far, they haven’t taken that step.

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  • flamemeister

    How times have changed.  If the Dems weren’t in trouble, his behavior would have been a career enhancement.

  • HG

    Dems are hoping Weiner will resign.  Intead he has retreated like a turtle into its shell. 

    I think I found him a gig:

  • Spartacus

    Strange of her. I’d have thought she’d favor keeping him around so that congress could finally discover what’s really in his underpants.

  • DopeyDem

    I think it’s creepy to use Pelosi, Weiner and Caucus in the same article.

  • 2hotel9

    Guess he didn’t return her twits with any of his porn pics.

  • SigFan

    Oh-oh.  Weiner is in big time trouble now.  The Wicked Witch of the West is calling for his head – he’s doomed.  Actually , he already was doomed, now it’s just his former colleagues piling on to make it look like they actually have some moral standards and principles – they don’t of course but they must keep up the pretense.

  • mikemc1970

    Weiner is a Liberal Progressive. Which means he will give up power only after they pry it from his fingers.

  • Bat One

    I wonder if the members of the Democrat caucus had to vote on the issue of Weiner’s resignation before Pelosi allowed them to know what exactly they were voting on?  

  • yy4u2

    Their Weiner is stuck between a rock and a hard place and has now left a bad taste in their mouth.  Will they put their Weiner behind them?