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.

Rob Port

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