House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., issued a statement Satuday calling for the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, the New York Democrat who admitted to sending explicit messages and photographs to a series of women.
Joining Pelosi in calling for Weiner to step down was Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who chairs the House Democratic campaign committee.
“Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help. I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress,” Pelosi said in her statement.
Pelosi had previously called for a House Ethics Committee investigation of Weiner after he admitted to sending lewd messages to at least six women. Weiner acknowledged sending the messages and photographs but for the past week has repeatedly insisted that he would not resign.