House leader Boehner says Weiner should resign

WASHINGTON Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:26am EDT

1 of 2. A man holds a sign out of their car calling for representative Anthony Weiner to resign, outside Weiner's residency at the Queens borough of New York June 12, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Andrew Burton

Related Video

Related Topics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday he thought Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner, who has been snared in an Internet sex scandal, should resign.

Boehner simply said "yes" when asked by reporters if he thought Weiner should step down. The House granted Weiner, who has admitted to sending lewd photos and messages to half a dozen women, a leave of absence for treatment. The lawmaker has refused calls by Democrats and Republicans to resign.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see
Comments (5)
EN3 wrote:
Mr President that man has done far less damage to this country than you have and your asking him to resign? Let’s see let’s sum this up strike one he is a pervert, strike two he lied about it. Now you believe he should resign because of that. Very interesting now let’s look at your political record. You promise to in the iraq war, you promised to end the afghanistan war, you promise to close guantanamo bay, you promise to fix the economy, you promise to help the middle class, you promise real significant change. The list goes on, mister president you are not just passed three strikes and you’re out, you’ve gone through the entire nine innings. Perhaps President Barack Obama you should look in the mirror. Step aside and let it real democratic politician take the helm.

Jun 13, 2011 10:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Marla wrote:
How can you tell if a politician is lying? His lips are moving! Once again we are being offered bread and circus. We are being led by the media to pay attention to this non-existent sex scandal. As far as I am aware, no laws have been broken. In fact no one even got screwed, well except the American people, who are wasting their time discussing this topic rather than the ones that actually matter.

Jun 14, 2011 1:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mr. Obama, how about you resign? You are a criminal now because you broken the law by violating the war powers act. You had 60 days to get congress’ approval by law to enter us into another 3rd war in Libya, how many days has it been now? Also now news comes up that we have a secret war in Yemen going on for war #4? This president has made the biggest power grab in the history of this country and has moved us one step closer to a dictatorship by making congress irrelevant. $14 Trillion dollar debt ceiling already reached? Who cares, let’s enter a $50 million dollar a month war in Libya and another secret war in Yemen and break our countries laws at the same time. And he thinks Weiner should step down?

Jun 14, 2011 9:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.