Weiner faces calls to resign on both sides - Macleans.ca

Weiner faces calls to resign on both sides

Democratic Representative says he will not resign despite scandal

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Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner, who was revealed this week to have tweeted lurid photos to several women despite being recently married, is facing calls from both Republicans and fellow Democrats to resign. Weiner tearfully confessed to sending the photos to the women in a press conference on Monday, after denying the photos came from him amid claims his Twitter account was hacked. But he stopped short of saying he would step down, saying he hasn’t broken any laws. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has called a House ethics committee to investigate whether any rules were violated by Weiner. “Lying is unforgivable, public lying about something like this is unforgivable,” said former Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine. “He should resign.”

Reuters

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