I could have accepted Weiner’s explanations, had he chosen to actually explain things. He’s not a “values” Rushpubliscum like Chris Lee claimed to be, and I’d find someone stupid enough to take pictures of his wanker and send them to other people distasteful, but not necessarily fatal in and of itself. If Weiner had told the truth, the voters could have sorted it all out in 2012.
But he didn’t tell the truth. And as a result of that, he gave credibility to a bottom-feeding, lying, racist Nazi. Nothing Weiner did was unforgivable with the exception of validating WHITEbart. For that, this lying sack of scum needs to go.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday called for an ethics investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner’s admission that he held inappropriate online relationships with half a dozen women over three years.
“I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony’s wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents,” Pelosi said in a written statement. Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
At a New York news conference earlier Monday, Weiner said he had not broken any laws or the House rules and would not step down from his seat after he tearfully admitted sending racy photos and flirting with six women over several years. Weiner and Abedin were married last year.
Pelosi asked the ethics panel “to determine whether any official resources were used” or House rules were broken.
The first rule of the House states that members “shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.”
The ethics committee is expected to launch an investigation, though Pelosi’s recommendation does not guarantee it. House Speaker John Boehner has not made a public comment on whether or not the panel should look into Weiner’s conduct.
Given Junket John’s extra-special friendship with Lisbeth Lyons, I’m pretty sure he’ll tread lightly. And that is unfortunate. Because a strong progressive voice that happens to belong to a lying idiot does none of us any good. The longer Horny stays in his seat, the more damage he does those of us who want to move forward with a sane agenda.
I applaud Christopher Lee for doing the right thing. And I condemn Horny Weiner for refusing to do the same. A lot of valuable time is going to be wasted on this bullshit.