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House leader Boehner says Weiner should resign
June 14, 2011 / 12:02 AM / 6 years ago

House leader Boehner says Weiner should resign

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.

<p>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. REUTERS/Andrew Burton</p>

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

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