Skip to comments.Weiner faces Republican fire, Democratic anger (getting grill'd, time to ReTweet! & Move on?)
Posted on 06/07/2011 9:07:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) A top Republican on Tuesday called on Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner to resign, saying Congress cannot afford to be distracted by the sexually charged photos and tweets he sent to women.
House Republican Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia became the first top lawmaker to say that Weiner, an outspoken liberal who easily won a seventh two-year term in the House of Representatives last year, "should resign".
"We've got a lot of serious challenges going on in this country and a lot of work for Congress to do. The last thing we need is to be immersed in discussion about Congressman Weiner and his Twitter activities," Cantor said.
Democrats sounded even angrier with Weiner, complaining he had effectively given Republicans a break by shifting public attention to his tweets and away from their unpopular plan to cut the Medicare healthcare program for the elderly.
Weiner, married to a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on Monday acknowledged that he had sent lewd pictures of himself and had inappropriate online relationships with several women. But he said he had broken no law and would not resign.
A little more than half of New York City voters think Weiner should not resign, according to a NY1-Marist poll taken just hours after his tearful admission. ..
"Democrats are furious," one Democratic aide said.
Jennifer Duffy of the nonpartisan Cook Political report said Democrats had good reason to be upset. "They had a great week before the story broke and were focused on Medicare and really had Republicans' backs against the wall."
"Suddenly, the Weiner story pushes all that to the side, robbing them of momentum that they might never get back. It would be hard to blame the Democratic leadership for being furious with him." Duffy said.
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Congressman Anthony Weiner reacts as he speaks to the press in New York, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
another FaceBook genXXX bites the dust..
Does that mean they vote on just how angry they are?
He has been told his district is gone in 2012. More is coming out let it drip and drip out.
I was just chatting with Bill Clinton and he told be to put some ice on it if my Blackberry starts overheating.
U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) arrives for a news conference in New York, June 6, 2011. Representative Anthony Weiner admitted on Monday to sending a lewd photo of himself to a 21-year-old female college student over his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
What’s going on is, every republican scandal is used to attack the whole party, even though it has nothing to do with the party.
The media is running out there with this “democrats abandon Weiner” theme and is telling the country no democrats support him. It’s all a media cover up for the democrats.
“When your enemy is bent on destroying himself, it is best to stay out of his way.”
Probably not a direct quote, but I’m sure you all know what I mean.
OK, yes, the emphasized words are mine, but this modern day reporting is just so lacking in disgusting background detail.
Why couldn’t Cantor just keep his big mouth shut?
Just because some media lowlife asks a question does NOT mean it must be answered.
The GOP certainly is the “stupid party.”