Obama Says If He Were Rep. Weiner, He'd Resign

Elisabeth Meinecke
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Posted: Jun 13, 2011 7:40 PM

Obama says he'd resign were he Rep. Anthony Weiner, reports the National Journal.

"In an interview that will air on the Today show on Tuesday morning, Obama said that Weiner's online exchanges with women were "highly inappropriate" and that he "embarrassed himself." And while Obama said the decision about leaving Congress would ultimately be up to him and his constituents, he made his own preference clear.

“When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to, at the time when people are worrying about jobs, and their mortgages, and paying the bills—then you should probably step back,’’ Obama said.