Thu June 9, 2011
Meme Of The Morning: Weiner Pressed To Resign
The drumbeat started Wednesday afternoon, as our colleague Frank James reported over at It's All Politics: "Congressional Democrats are starting to come forward with public calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to give up his House seat."
This morning, there are more stories about the strong suggestions from Democrats and Republicans that the congressman — who's admitted to lewd and lascivious behavior and then lying about what he'd done — needs to step down.
Some of today's headlines:
-- "More Calls For Weiner To Quit." (The New York Times)
-- "Dems Start Bailing On Anthony Weiner." (Politico)
-- "Weiner's Resignation Now Sought By A Growing List Of People Who Were Not Sexted By Him." (The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket blog)
By CNN's count, the House Democrats who have called on Weiner to resign are:
-- Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz
-- Maine Rep. Michael Michaud
-- Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly (running for U.S. Senate)
-- Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross
-- Massachusetts Rep. Niki Tsongas,
-- North Carolina Rep. Larry Kissell
Also saying he should go: Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D), who is now running for the senate.
When he admitted his sins on Monday, Weiner said he would not resign because he does not believe he broke any laws.
Here's the question of the day:
We'll keep it open until midnight ET. Reminder: Like other such questions we sometimes pose, this is not a scientific survey of public opinion. It's a question aimed at sparking discussion.