Anthony Weiner & Resignation?
June 15, 2011 by USA Post
Anthony Weiner & Resignation?, House Democrats met Tuesday to discuss the scandal sexting Congressman Anthony Weiner, but did not punish the Brooklyn-Queens representative by stripping him of his committee positions or expelling him from the party caucus. Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy said Tuesday he was hearing Weiner could resign in “a couple of days.”
She did not say where he got that information.
Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner – who has stayed out of the debate on the future of Weiner – was the last high-level policy to comment on the Future of Weiner. When asked by reporters on Tuesday whether he thought the congressman should resign, Boehner replied “yes.” Speaking on NBC’s “Today Show” last week, President Barack Obama offered his opinion on the scandal, saying it may be best for Weiner aside. “Obviously he did was very inappropriate,” said Obama. “I think it is the shame is acknowledged that he is ashamed of his wife and family. Ultimately it will be a decision for him and his constituents. I can tell you if it was me, I resign.”
On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that Obama had asked Weiner to resign, but just said that I was in the position of Weiner, who had to leave.
“I do not think the president will be in that situation. Nor will I be in that situation. Therefore, it is a hypothetical,” said the mayor.
Obama also proposed the distraction of the scandal over obscene photos of Weiner is prevented from serving effectively.
Weiner old friend and mentor, Senator Charles Schumer was not willing to go that far.
“Those of us who have been friends with Anthony Weiner for a very long time to feel their illegal behavior is disturbing, sad, is heartbreaking. It is now clear that you need professional help. That’s what I wanted,” said Schumer. “And that’s all I’m going to say on this subject.”
On Monday, the House Ethics Committee began a preliminary inquiry into the actions of Weiner.
Could become a full investigation if Weiner ignores calls to resign.
People who spoke with NY1 out of the office of Queens Weiner were divided over whether to go.
“I think his lack of trial is so overboard that has to resign,” said a resident of Queens.
“I think it’s a bit unfair that the president is in the back,” said another. “I think it really depends on the components. He has not had sex with anyone, there have been other senators and congressmen who have done worse.”
The House on Monday, Weiner agreed to the request for a leave of absence, while he seeks professional help.
His wife, Huma Abedin, is on a trip with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and must return home on Wednesday.
Sources said Weiner is probably waiting to talk to Abedin in person before deciding their next move.
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