Weinergate reaches White House
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) NY at a news conference this week where he admitted sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter, then lying about it.
June 8th, 2011
05:54 PM ET

Weinergate reaches White House

The Anthony Weiner scandal reached all the way to the White House today.  At Wednesday's White House briefing Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked: "Tim Kaine (former DNC chairman and current Democratic candidate for VA Senate) has called for Anthony Weiner to resign.  What's the president's position?

Carney didn’t skip a beat replying,  "We have no comment on that story. "

Weiner is the New York congressman who infamously confessed this week in a teary news conference to "sexting" with multiple women and lying about it.  (read more here)


Topics: Jay Carney • White House

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Maria

    I do not think he should resign over this. If any senator should have resigned, it should have been Ted Kennedy for walking away from Chappaquiddick without calling the police about it.

    June 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
    • John

      Right, because we want him in office making laws for stupid people who say he shouldn't resign.

      June 9, 2011 at 7:01 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    The GOP and everybody else who has something say about WIENER ought to shut up! He didn't break a law. He hasn't brought any question to his job performance. He may have committed adultery in his mind against his marriage, but never followed up on it physically, that we know of yet! And if he has, he has GOD, his wife and family to settle with; not us! The hypocrites in the GOP certainly can't talk. At least he wasn't out getting arrested in an airport bathroom trying to solicit a young man! My goodness!

    June 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • John

      Dems love pointing at bad behavior of others and saying "it wasn't as bad as that". We know he used his office – because we all saw it the week he lied to everyone. Several of the woman already have come forward and told us they called his office and reached staffers. Granted, he is not Vitter or Wrangle or Ted Kennedy, or the clown you mentioned, but he broke laws (even though people like you choose to ignore it). How can anyone, especially women support this guy now? He works for us – if you feel the bar is so low that it is ok for people like this, who cheat and lie at the drop of a hat, then get caught and blame others, work for you I feel sorry for you. Blame the GOP all you want, and you constantly do it, but conservatives were only involved in this story because the pervet lied and said they caused it – similar to what you are doing. If you have no respect for yourself that is your issue. I hope you don't have young daughters that are preyed on by perverts like this.

      June 9, 2011 at 7:00 am |
      • Vigla

        As long as Vitter remains in the Senate, Anthony Weiner can remain a member of the house. Period. Vitter paid for sex, a lot worse that what Weiner did, and he's still there mocking all of us. He was ever re-elected! So, don't give me this holier than thou BS.

        June 9, 2011 at 9:14 am |
      • John

        Are you to blind to see they are both scum bags? Why would you defend this pervert? It doesn't say much about you. What, IYO, is holier than thou in my statement?

        June 9, 2011 at 9:24 am |
      • jean2009

        Or David Vitter, Larry Craig, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Newt Gingrich, John Ensign, Mark Sanford, Mark Foley, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Randy Hopper, John Schmitz, Bob Barr, Henry Hyde, Bob Livingston...and really when all is said and done, it is the place of the people in his district who elected him, to decide who represents them.

        June 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
  3. mickey

    what gets me he gets hold of that lying clinton on how to save his job.this guy is nothing but a lying egomaniac.trash you know what you do with trash!

    June 9, 2011 at 8:31 am |
  4. john

    Anthony Weiner represents exactly what this president Obama and the Democrats in Congress are – LIARS. The Democrats will stand there and lie thru their teeth to achieve their agenda, no matter what it costs or affects.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:20 am |
  5. California Conservative

    Personally I say leave Weiner right where he is. Just more talking points for this next election.

    I can see the counter adds now.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
    • jean2009

      Larry Craig, David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, John Ensign, Mark Sanford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Foley, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Randy Hopper, John Schmitz, Bob Barr, Henry Hyde, Bob Livingston....Republican family values?
      If you live in a glass house you shouldn't throw stones. Just saying.

      June 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    No I don't have young daughters, but if you do, you'd better stand guard and watch out for them. Did you read the list of Republicans Jean just listed? Oh, it's not a matter of ignoring the fact that he lied, what laws did he break? Who did he pay for sex? Who did he pay to cover-up his misdoings? If he broke laws, why is it that he's not being court-mandated to step down. The media and of course the 'Cons' are the main ones pushing for him to step down! They want him out of their way. He's too strong!

    June 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  7. jean2009

    You know folks, if you think about history, foibles and all, we would currently be in better shape financially if Clinton could have served 4 terms and we had skipped the Bush fiasco.

    The reason Rethugs want Weiner gone, is not because he flashed his cell phone, it is because he can call them out with facts and make them look like fools. Nothing stings more than hearing the unvarnished truth about your self-serving policies when you want voters to think your party line is selling the truth.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm |