June 14, 2011 / 12:02 AM / 8 years ago

House leader Boehner says Weiner should resign

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

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

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