House Speaker Joins Calls for Weiner's Resignation

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The House of Representatives has approved a two-week leave of absence for Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.  But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, along with members of Weiner's own party would like that absence to become permanent.

Weiner is in the midst of a scandal over tweeting inappropriate photos of himself and pursuing online relationships with multiple women.

When asked by reporters if the New York lawmaker should step down, Boehner simply replied, "Yes."
Meanwhile, Democratic House members will meet behind closed doors Tuesday for the first time since the scandal broke. They're hoping a vote to take away Weiner's committee assignment will persuade the disgraced lawmaker to quit.

"I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign," President Obama told NBC's "Today" show in an interview that aired Tuesday.

"I hope that the president having spoken and some leaders in Congress speaking out, that Congressman Weiner will hear this and know that it's in his best interest for him to leave Congress," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday.

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