Politics

Cantor calls on Weiner to resign

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

At a press conference in Louisa, Virginia, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on the scandal-embroiled Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, to resign his position as a U.S. Congressman.

“Congressman Weiner and his constituents will make that decision,” Cantor said during a Louisa County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “I certainly don’t condone his activity and I think he should resign.”

Cantor also said Weiner’s #Weinergate scandal is a distraction from serious issues.

“We’ve got a lot of serious challenges going on in this country and a lot of work for Congress to do,” Cantor said. “The last thing we need is to be immersed in discussion about Congressman Weiner and his Twitter activities.”

A Cantor aide confirmed the remarks to The Daily Caller.