Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi calls for Anthony Weiner ethics inquiry
Posted on 06/06/2011 3:26:01 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, are calling for an investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over the series of sexually explicit conservations and lewd photos he exchanged with a half-dozen women during the last several years.
I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthonys wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents, Pelosi said in a statement released on Monday night.
I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred.
Israel added: Congressman Anthony Weiner engaged in a deep personal failure and inappropriate behavior that embarrassed himself, his family, and the House. Ultimately, Anthony and his constituents will make a judgment about his future .
To remove all remaining doubt about this situation, I agree with Leader Pelosis request that the House Ethics Committee use its authority to begin an investigation.
The calls by Pelosi and Israel for an ethics investigation dramatically raise the political stakes for Weiner. While he stated repeatedly during an emotional press conference on Monday that he had broken no laws nor violated House ethics rules during his interaction with the women, a probe by the House Ethics Committee could find differently.
And it also could provide Pelosi and other Democratic leaders with political cover to call on Weiner to step down. So far, none of his Democratic colleagues have called on him to give up the seat that he first won in 1998.
I am deeply regretting what I have done, and I am not resigning, the New York Democrat told reporters on Monday afternoon. I am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused Huma, my wife, and my family.
Pelosi drove Mark Foley out of office, not because he sent sexually suggestive texts to House pages, but because he was a closet gay, and Pelosi wanted to fill the Republicans with disgust in order to keep them home during the 2006 elections.
What Weiner did is way worse than what Mark Foley did, but Weiner is refusing to resign because that's what Democrats do.
That Huma was not by his side was very telling. Silda and that NJ gov jackass’s wife were both by their sides. Methinks Hillary told her to lay low to avoid being associated with him.
I see her leaving him at least temporarily- esp if the underage girl’s posts surface.
And having phone sex or internet sex or relationships IS CHEATING. (just in case anyone is wondering.)
ANNND...Weiner goes under the bus. That’s GOTTA hurt.
Was wondering what that big bump and the little bump was.
>> Could this just be for appearance sake?
Well, methinks so too. Damage control and whitewash; nothing more is intended. 100% politics, completely devoid of character.
As usual with the ‘rats.
What happened to Rangel? Nothing. Maxine Waters has been under investigation for over a year. She’s literally too dumb to know she did anything wrong. Where could this possibly go?
No, He was going to be the Top Dog and run for Mayor on NYC...but this puts that into the pit. Now Fancy Nancy wants him out ASAP so they can have Andrew the Great appoint a good Demoncrat Footsoldier who wont tweet his heat and then she’ll never be beat. (Hint...a woman...)
Don’t eliminate him. Keep talking about him with the (D) by his name. For months keep talking about draining the swamp with a teaspoon and a kettle.
No. She’ll slap his bun.
He is too busy with Wiener in the cry room...
If it wasn't Pelosi saying it I would be more inclined to believe it.
Are you saying it’s all George Bush’s fault?
He's a security risk, which makes him unfit for office.
It's Dude, BTW! :o)
She’s screaming off with his head.
There will never be a Hillary administration...
Of course not, he's a Democrat!
Dems just flipped a seat in their favor by forcing a Republican out because he sent a shirtless photo of himself.
You have two????? How’s that?
This is the same Ethics Committee that gave Charlie Rangel an air kiss for stealing money from the American people by repeatedly faiing to report taxable income and for illegally using government subsidized housing.
No offense meant!
I go out of my way to avoid “The Daily Show” but may have to look in tonight. Trolling in DUmmieland reminded me that Stewart has been mostly supportive of his old college buddy Weiner, but can't ignore this development
She’s a little rough. I wouldn’t hit that thing with a barge pole. She’s been rode hard and put up wet.
Pelosi-—I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred.
In other words Pelosi already knows that no violation of House rules occurred, but she wants to give PERVERT Anthony Weiner a clean bill of health.
I’ll bet he’s quaking in his boots over this call for an investigation by the botox queen. How long have they been investigating Maxine Waters? I think it must be a couple of years. And I don’t see the reps doing it either since they took over.
We desperately need 535 new lawmakers. And a new White Hut crew.
The only thing that will straighten out this mob is term limits and a balanced budget amendment.
The Committee membership is evenly split even though the GOP holds the Chairmanship so nothing gets done unless there is bipartisan cooperation.
None taken! Cheers!
If they were grooming him for NYC mayor, then governor, they might want to see how much internal damage has been done.
Look at Spitzer.....and Bubba....and Barney....
>Hell be re-elected even after lying about this issue.<
That is not Weiner’s fault, but the fault of his amoral constituents.
she found someone she’s willing to actually investigate, voluntarily. he must be totally expendable in her mind.
C’mon Nazi (that IS your district’s predeliction, after all), you know you don’t swing that way, poilitically or otherwise.
Pelosi should be calling for his immediate resignation.
I find it interesting that women never get into these type of situations. Go Sarah!!!
Can you say Barney Frank? Charlie Rangel? Maxine Waters?
Realistically, there is a balance of power; in the case of the Ethics Committee, the chair still wields a certain amount of clout. Of course the ongoing joke at the Ethics Committee is Linda Sanchez’ presence on the panel.
Exactly. She’s trying to get the Republican led ethics committee to investigate him so she can start the old “Republicans hate sex” routine again. Her action today reminds me of the stunt Rangel pulled during the Bush administration, where he introduced a bill to bring back the draft, then campaigned against “those who were trying to bring back the draft”, pointing toward the Republicans. Not one MSM reporter ever looked at who the author of the bill he was complaining about was.
Kicking the can down the road.
Actually, there will come a day when a Democrat woman tweets her weiner to someone.....
Interesting challenge for Hillary ... she stood by her man when he was disgraced, will Huma also stand by her weiner or make Hillary look bad by comparison. Look for her to keep him but demand he resign and go into rehab.
Ethics investigations mean nothing if you are a dem. What happened to Maxine Waters or how about the slap on the wrist that tax cheat Wrangle got. Means nothing, all for show.
Wow. He must have turned down her request to resign.
Yeah...I guess you are right. DemoKrats have no ethics to start with. They are intellectually dishonest every day of their lives so I guess it’s OK to do what they do and do what Weiner did because they are DemoKrats.
What a stinking mixed up crazy country we live in. I find little Tony’s antics just too funny for him though. Watching him spew and spit his rants about this and that and now whenever his pathetic little weiner face shows up on TeeVee as a spokesman everyone will be laughing at him.
What’s even more pathetic is that the GOP and RINOs don’t have a clue how to properly use this against either Weiner or the Rats. Boehner should be out there DEMANDING Weiner resign by the end of the day...but no...
how did you get two Congressmen?
Ya know, I feel sad for her. She’s a vet and a single mom. She did some volunteer work for the Dems and twitted Weiner because she was ostensibly impressed by his stand on an issue. But he took advantage of her for sexual reasons. She probably was sharp enough to realize nothing would come of it. I mean, he wasn’t gonna leave his wife for her, but I think she somehow felt validated as a human being because a big time New York Congressman paid attention to her. And he used that to draw her in and convince her to send some risque photos.
And the Republicans can refuse to play.