Thursday, June 9, 2011
Democrats ready for full-court press to push Weiner into resigning; Update: “Dug in”
The Democrats are in full CYA mode!
The want Weiner to take his prick and go home. But, Tony is stiff to the resistance. He doesn’t have any friends on The Hill other than the loons in his congressional district.
How do we know that the heat is rising on Anthony Weiner? The New York Times reports that Democrats are not going to take no for an answer to their demands for Weiner’s resignation. Weiner’s hometown paper notes that the demands for an end to Weiner’s presence in Congress began yesterday with a key ally of Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, and that sent a signal to the rank and file to follow suit:
The first — and most notable — call for Mr. Weiner’s resignation came on Wednesday afternoon from Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz, Democrat of Pennsylvania, a Pelosi ally who is overseeing the recruitment of the party’s candidates for the 2012 election cycle.
Pelosi called for an ethics investigation into Weiner’s activities within minutes of his confessional press conference. That could have been seen as either a message to Weiner or as a way to clear the air and corroborate his position that he did not use government resources on his sexting spree. Schwartz’ demand makes it clear that Pelosi intended the former rather than the latter, and her caucus quickly responded: