Leahy Calls For Weiner To Step Down

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Sen. Patrick Leahy says he thinks a resignation by New York Congressman Anthony Weiner would be in the best interests of his constituents and the U.S. House.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, says it’s Weiner’s decision whether to resign, and Congressman Peter Welch says he’s awaiting the outcome of a House Ethics Committee investigation. Welch calls Weiner’s behavior appalling and self-destructive.

Weiner is under fire after first denying and then confessing that he sent sexually charged photos and had inappropriate contacts with about six women via the social networking site Twitter.

Leahy also says he supports the House Ethics Committee investigation, but says he would welcome a decision by Weiner to resign voluntarily.

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