For Dems, it’s all Weiner, all the time
More Democrats spoke out Tuesday about Rep. Anthony Weiner, while Sen. Chuck Schumer stopped short Tuesday of calling for his embattled former aide to resign but lamented the situation in which the congressman finds himself because of his own “wrongful” conduct.
“Those of us who have been friends of Anthony Weiner for a very long time feel his wrongful behavior is distressing, it’s saddening, it’s heartbreaking,” said Schumer who, like Weiner, is a New York Democrat. “It’s clear he needs professional help. That’s what he sought. That’s all I’m going to say about the subject.”
Also Tuesday, Sen. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) expressed frustration that Weiner has not heeded Democratic leaders’ calls for him to resign.
“I think we should send a strong message to him that he should resign and let’s see what happens,” Levin said. “The more of us who say it, the more telling it will be. And I’ve said that I believe he should resign.”