Former NY Lt. Gov, Others, Call For Rep Weiner To Resign
Republican National Committee Chairman Rience Priebus has called for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) to resign. Now, former NY Lt. Governor and Republican Betsy McCaughey has done the same, pointing out Weiner's long history of treating women like just so much meat.
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn, Queens) owes it to the people of New York to resign. Clinging to his office until his fingernails turned white, Weiner held a press conference on Monday and confessed to making a mistake.
This was his latest attempt to silence a week of speculation about a photograph of his crotch that made its way to a Seattle coed via Weiner’s Twitter account. First he claimed his account had been hacked; on Monday he admitted that he took and sent the lewd crotch shot himself.
Obviously, marriage has not changed that pattern of Weiner's. But where are the prominent Democrats? Do they really believe the American people care about, or have any confidence in, some too long and drawn out ethics investigation? If so, they are clueless, or unsympathetic to critical values most Americans beyond our elitist chattering class hold. For the pundits, everything comes down to calculation and politics.
In the first place, given his recent gross obfuscations, there is absolutely no reason to believe Rep. Weiner is telling the whole truth, now. He did not come forward, to whatever extent he now may have, out of honor, or duty, or a conscience of some kind. He came forward only because he was caught, trapped by revelations thanks to new media in the form of Breitbart's Big Government site.
America has no idea what lies to which he may still be clinging, simply because he hasn't yet been caught in them. Furthermore, based upon documented accounts of just two of the women he used his official position to troll up online, we can have some confidence that he lied in the very press conference he attempted to exploit to save his job. There is solid evidence that he used his office and its phone and computer access to indulge his personal and unseemly pursuits. Yet, he looked the cameras right in the eye during his press conference and denied that very thing.
His passion for sending inappropriate images of himself around to whomever, including his erect penis, left him wide open to blackmail, or undue and inappropriate influence while holding elected office for years. And all he can offer now is, it was a mistake? That the image sent to the co-ed that started all this was "a joke?" Hardly. One would have to be crazy to believe that, or anything Rep Weiner says now, in his pathetic defense.
With Rep. Weiner's honesty and judgement still subject to so much valid and serious doubt, he is unfit to serve in the United States Congress by any reasonable objective standard. Yet, some of the same Democrat forces that helped to make him are now going to stand by and allow this charade to continue? If so, then his political party, not just some few friends he has left, should be held to account and made to own every despicable act which this man undertook while in thier fold. In fact, I doubt whether some of them haven't known of it all along.
Politicians are fond of asking, why is it the American people don't like, or trust us? That so many of them, in both parties, but especially the Democrats, are willing to turn a blind eye, while rambling on about some potential ethics investigation in this case, provides all the answer they should ever require in that regard.
Rep. Anthony Weiner is a disgrace and a Washington that continues to embrace him now only further disgraces itself by doing so. Shame on him – and the rest of them, at this point.