Nancy Pelosi Urges Weiner to Resign

He loses support of top House Democrats
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2011 1:03 PM CDT
An unidentified woman tells Rep. Anthony Weiner that she supports him, as he enters a bank near his home in the Queens Saturday.   (AP Photo/David Karp)
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(Newser) – Another bad day for Anthony Weiner: Nancy Pelosi and other top House Democrats told him to resign today, reports Politico. Weiner has insisted he would not do so, but the shift from Pelosi, Steve Israel, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz will ratchet up the pressure significantly. They released statements within minutes of each other. “Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help,” said Pelosi. “I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress.”

In a metaphor-heavy stroll earlier, Weiner carried his dirty laundry to the laundromat and got quizzed by media along the way in Queens, notes the Daily News. "I'm going to try to redeem myself," said Weiner, who got shouts of support from several people along the way. It came before Pelosi's statement, and Weiner reiterated he had no plans to resign. As for reports of his tweets to a 17-year-old: "She has spoken. I think the record is pretty clear—nothing explicit, nothing indecent, nothing inappropriate."

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