Pelosi seeks House ethics probe on Weiner

WASHINGTON Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:48am EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi listens to House Budget Committee ranking member Chris Van Hollen speak about the budget in the Capitol in Washington April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi listens to House Budget Committee ranking member Chris Van Hollen speak about the budget in the Capitol in Washington April 7, 2011.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday called for an ethics panel probe into the conduct of Representative Anthony Weiner after he admitted having Internet sex relationships with a number of women.

"I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred," Pelosi said in a statement. She said she was "deeply disappointed and saddened" about the situation.

The New York Democrat said he did not use any official email services in his exchanges with six women that included lewd photographs of himself. He said he would not resign.

Representative Steve Israel, head of the House Democratic campaign committee, echoed Pelosi's call.

"Congressman Anthony Weiner engaged in a deep personal failure and inappropriate behavior that embarrassed himself, his family, and the House," Israel said.

(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing Doina Chiacu)

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Prepared wrote:
He said he did not use any official email services in his exchanges with six women that included lewd photographs of himself. He also said he was hacked & never sent the picture in the 1st place & wasn’t even sure it was a picture of him. This is a guy you cannot believe anything he says. Get him out of office along with all the other liars, crooks, & thieves. When are we going to get someone in office that we can actually trust?

Jun 06, 2011 10:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Little man’s disease always catches up with them in the end

Jun 07, 2011 7:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
I stand by this man. I would rather have an admitted sexual deviant who cares about the American people in office than a wholesome family-man who has been bought and paid for by corporate interests.

Jun 07, 2011 11:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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