GOP chairman presses anew for Weiner's resignation

AP News
Posted: Jun 08, 2011 7:27 AM
GOP chairman presses anew for Weiner's resignation

The chairman of the Republican Party is exhorting House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to force embattled Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign.

Reince Priebus (Rynce PRE'-bus) tells NBC's "Today" show that both Pelosi and Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz have an obligation to force Weiner out in the wake of revelations the New York Democrat engaged in sexually provocative conduct, including sending a crotch shot photo from his Twitter account.

Priebus says he's against a House ethics investigation of Weiner, who has admitted wrongdoing. Priebus says such a probe would be, in his words, "a slow, drip, drip, drip type of story, and in a couple of weeks, my guess is he's going to have to resign because it's going to be such a distraction."