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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures while speaking during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures while speaking during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)  

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.”

  • DDMN

    Weather forecast for D.C. & Queens calls for heavy squalls ,”fateful lightning & terrible swift swords”.Land O’Goshen !

  • Jungle Jack

    Why the need for an expensive Ethics Committee investigation?

    Isn’t lieing against House rules? Or is it only when you lie under oath?

    Whether Weiner used government resources or not, lieing in the public sector is inexcusable for a Representative of the US. Of course, ever since B. Clinton purgered himself as POTUS, this is a mere misdemeanor!

    Kick him out of the House!

    Semper Fi!

  • Lostwages

    I agree, this guys a slime bag and needs to be put out of office! But I guess we can say the same thing for Bill Clinton! I did not have sex with that woman! Why is he still involved in government? And than there’s Pelosi, always ready to put her two cents in….ho, wait, wasn’t it Pelosi that was taking military hops and making sure she had chocolate covered strawberries on each flight, cost the tax payer’s about 103K? I don’t remember if this included the cost of flying her grand kids around with her or not! These things always remind me of some old sayings…you know….”isn’t this the kettle calling the pot black?” and people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones! I just get tired of this….maybe we need to put all the trash out at the same time! From the top down, from illegal alien president’s to the naked picture sending Rep. like Weiner, to the Senator that abuses the use of military flights like Pelosi! Just clean house and bring all of them up on charges at the same time and put them out with the trash! Democrats and Republican’s a like! No party lines and don’t leave anyone out! Hum, we may need a whole new fed government!

  • Rowwdy

    The ONLY reason Pelosi is calling for an investigation is because she is up for re-election next year and so is her idol…the Puppet in Chief. Any other time, the dems would accuse conservatives of a smear campaign.

    Face it, he is a disgusting pervert. I doubt seriously his wife knew about his escapades before she married him. As glibly as Weener lies, he probably made the women sound like stalkers.

    He should resign while he is ahead. If not resign, then the congress better kick his butt out. Everyone knows darn well he used government time and resources to conduct his sexcapades.

    • sas

      Go get ‘em, Nancy!

      For the record, Nancy does not need this investigation to get re-elected. She is doing it because it is the right thing to do.

      I’m still waiting for ANY Republican to call for the resignation, or investigation of David Vitter of Louisiana – R .

  • Two Elks

    Weiner is a disgrace to his family, himself and his nation. He STILL does not have the decency to resign. There is a big difference between being a traitor (Pelosi) and a scumbag (Weiner.) Both have egos to big to ever consider resigning.

  • riseabove

    It’s really too bad when we have to light a fire under someone’s butt to get them to do the right thing. This wasn’t just an isolated case. Sounds to me like he’s been using public resources for his own personal exploits for some time, and the truth needs to come out. Whether it leads to civil or criminal prosecution, or reimbursement, he needs to be held accountable. A phony apology isn’t going to cut it.

    • ladylove

      and it was a phony apology, that is for sure.

      we both have seen what a Pelosi investigation amounts to, nothing not a damn thing. and it cost WE THE PEOPLE dearly.

      meanwhile the person remains in office, and even if he resigns, he gets full pension, and medical care for life. so other than the position he has to give up, he loses nothing, absolutely nothing.

    • azwayne

      Isn’t that typical politician response and belief? They are attorneys, they are above all laws, morals are not expected. All is fair when you’re a politician. lying is part of the job, cover up is expected duty, don’t be stupid enough to get caught, always have distraction ready. And be able to quote apology, makes it all right. Show me anything lower than a politician, remember when used car salesman used to be made fun of, lot more trustworthy than a politician.

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    I think Pelosi is only doing this because she thinks she has to. Where was she when the allegations first came out? Nothing was said until Weiner had no choice but to admit to his wrong doing. There will be pressure for an investigation either way, so she’s only doing it as a formality.

    Mark Levin predicted there is probably an issue in Weiner’s office as well, with sexual harrassment claims that may come to light because of this. Wouldn’t surprise me.

  • hughglass

    Whoa! Bela “drain the swamp” Pelosi demands an investigation of a democrat after busting her sword to protect every Rat felon (Jefferson, Waters, Rangel)the came up. There’s something much more sinister here than an idiot posting his schmeckel on the web. Either there’s much more disgusting perversion, illegality to come or more likely the Rats want him outfor some reason. Stealing Chuck the schmuck’s thunder maybe, Something big is up.

  • oc in nc

    Pelosi is adamant about draining that swamp.

    Problem, It keeps getting clogged with Weiners.