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DCCC Chair, Pelosi call for ethics investigation against Weiner

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are calling for an ethics investigation against New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.

In statements released shortly after Weiner admitted to sending inappropriate messages over Twitter and Facebook, Israel and Pelosi requested the House Ethics Committee begin a formal investigation into Weiner’s actions.

“I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony’s wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents,” Pelosi said. “I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred.”

Added Israel: “Congressman Anthony Weiner engaged in a deep personal failure and inappropriate behavior that embarrassed himself, his family, and the House. Ultimately, Anthony and his constituents will make a judgment about his future. To remove all remaining doubt about this situation, I agree with Leader Pelosi’s request that the House Ethics Committee use its authority to begin an investigation.”