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Nancy Pelosi and Other Dems Call on Weiner to Resign

6/11/2011 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Top Democratic leaders are now calling for the resignation of Congressman Anthony Weiner, saying his recent scandal is "an unacceptable distraction."

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says Weiner is in need of help and should seek some "without the pressures of being a member of Congress."

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a statement today saying, "It is with great disappointment that I call on Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. The behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner's continued service in Congress is untenable."

She continued, "This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House -- and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important -- his and his family's well-being."

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Sin D    

Good call. Weiner needs some rest and relaxation.

1230 days ago
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barb    

Representative Weiner (and his distinguished member) should beat it!

1230 days ago
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maggie    

Give Me A Break!!! Why is it whenever something of your private life becomes public, and it is embarassing, you have to step down, or you are fired? This PC stuff is getting out of hand. Just forget about it already. If his wife can forgive him, why not everyone else.

1230 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

He will never pull out. They say he has a swollen head from all he attention. Did you know that JFK Jr was murdered also?

1230 days ago
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Hecate    

I am glad to see that Nancy has her hand on this hard situation, its bulging out of control and threatening to explode, its been in and out, up and down all week. Nancy has the skill and strokes to finish this boneheaded problem. I am sure she is putting her mouth to good use in solving this hard situation.

1230 days ago
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wtf    

what does this have to do with celebs?

1230 days ago
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Areader    

If the worst of the Anthony Weiner online transgressions is all out there and there is nothing hiding under the bed or in a closet. I say ask God for forgiveness, ride it out Weiner and learn from your mistakes.

1230 days ago
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itstrue    

Please take the prezzzz with you.

1230 days ago
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Dolores    

Boy with friends like that who needs enemies. The Dems love to hate each other. No party unity or loyalty. Losers! The man's a s***bag, so what's new? Men are pigs. (But we love them anyway.) He didn't commit adultery, yet he's being compared to Clinton, Gingrich, Sanford, & Edwards, all of whom did. Most of his constituents want him to stay and/or be their new Mayor. JFK was a terrific president & Clinton did a lot of good too. Their escapades were much worse than this. If there was no Facebook, Internet, Twitter, no one would ever know & he'd have a successful career. Let it lie.

1230 days ago
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Grizelda    

Weiner is in good hands now.

1230 days ago
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tomhead    

asked of you folks who think this is all cool. who the hell do you look up to? who do you aspire to?

1230 days ago
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Roast_Beef    

He should do porn for his next career.
What a disgusting ugly perverted man!
Does he really believe he's ''all that''?
He needs some tabasco slapped on that weiner
of his.

1230 days ago
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Lu    

Nancy Pelosi also needs to resign.

1230 days ago
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SevenOver    

" Why is it whenever something of your private life becomes public, and it is embarassing, you have to step down, or you are fired? " You cannot discount that it now appears he used government property to carry on some of his "communications". I work for a state agency and can guarantee you that any lower level government employee would have absolutely been fired by now for this type of behavior. Aside from that, if he is dishonest and lacks ethics in his private life, he will be dishonest and lack ethics in his position in Congress. If he will lie to the woman he made distinct vows to, he'll lie to the rest of us, too!

1230 days ago
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Sociopaths are Sad    

By his family, do they mean Huma?

Because that's a sham marriage for political purposes only. Even their home looks like it was two roommates living together and not a husband and wife.

1230 days ago
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