Oh boy. We promised ourselves we wouldn’t do an Anthony Weiner story, but then Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and former Governor Ed Rendell just had to chime in. They both say he should resign immediately, and Rendell says he should get in-patient treatment, though for what we have no clue.
Does Congressman Weiner have a disease or addiction we’re unaware of? So he sexted a bit – who hasn’t? He seems like a bit of a scumbag, but if that were grounds for resigning for Congress, we’d be looking at a mass exodus from Washington.
More after the jump…
It’s telling that the ones calling most fervently for his resignation are fellow Democrats. What happened to loyalty, guys?
“Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress. In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign,” Schwartz said in a statement given to POLITICO Wednesday afternoon.
“I think this picture puts it over the limit, and I think he has no choice but to resign,” Rendell told Chris Matthews on “Hardball” Wednesday evening. “What I think Anthony Weiner should do is, he still has a lot to offer, he should resign, he should get treatment, and I mean real treament, maybe inpatient treatment, and if he can rehabiliate himself, can he someday down the road in New York run for office? Maybe, maybe. But he’s got to resign. He owes it to the party, he owes it to Congress, and he owes it to the issues he fought for.”