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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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Robert    

The problem with Pelosi et.al is that they have no worthwhile news so "the Wiener" has become big news. Too bad for them.

1147 days ago
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Billy    

It's about time this hypocrite actually called for a dems resignation for the same things she's screamed to have it for any republican.

1147 days ago
18.

Kal    

She sucks. The bitch want him to resign when in fact he didn't do anything that hurt or effect anyone while she tolerates others who robe and rape people out of their whole lives and never hear her speak of them.

1147 days ago
19.

Cartman    

I think he should run for President.

1147 days ago
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jack-55d79    

This whole thing has been quite interesting, both as a generational thing and how the news has been handled. I feel sorry for him, not because the virtual affairs weren't wrong, but because it seems to be pretty far down the list of scandals (no body fluids were exchanged or attempted to be exchanged, no money involved, etc, all virtual). I'm not a pollster or in touch with public opinion, and wouldn't pretend to be. It does seem odd to call for his resignation now though: If now, why not earlier? Do they think more will come out? If nothing else is going to come out, the worst is over etc, calling for his resignation now seems dumb, because it's going to reignite the story and aid his opponents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_XbYz9J4W0

1147 days ago
21.

Shread    

He said he won't leave and that the people of NY want him to stay. lol
New Yorkers are the worst and NYC is a toilet.
Those losers can have him.

1147 days ago
22.

leslie    

WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE PUT PELOSI BACK IN HER BARBIE DREAM HOUSE? AS FOR WEINER GIVE HIM A D IN ORIGINAL AND LET THE WHOLE THING GO AWAY.

1147 days ago
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BB in CA    

Nancy Pelosi: What is this, payback for Edwards. Everyone leave they guy alone. I'm sure he's learned his lesson and needs his job. I'm not a republican but this is way too much hating on the guy.

1147 days ago
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bunny    

He's a sick person and needs to step down but why won't he do it? Is his ego that big?

1147 days ago
25.

Kris    

Yah, Pelosi finally says something I agree with!

1147 days ago
26.

Big Daddy    

Pelosi is mad because he was two timing her :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~ :(

1147 days ago
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kerrplunk    

That old bat needs too f**ing resign also! Christ her mug is stuck in time! The PS should be shot! No rewarded...

1147 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

There is no reason for him to resign, although he'll take a big hit support-wise. He didn't misuse his office, but people who voted for him will have a hard time trusting him again. I say wait til after Labor Day recess & see what happens then. I
d have less respect for him as a politician if he gave in to public pressure. His personal life is nobody's business.

1147 days ago
29.

Geezer    

Nancy Pelosi finally put her mouth to good use, sucking off some of the pressure from this turgid problem. Now that she has a firm hand on the stimulated package, all will be well, no hand to hand combat will be required by Bill Clinton, Charlie Rangel, David Vitter, or the other rampant politicians. And where is Huma in all this, she needs to get home and take some of the heat.

1147 days ago
30.

Lisa    

Pelosi will not let Weiner hang in the wind all by himself or go off half ****ed. She is used to dealing with arrogant pricks.

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