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In this photo taken June 27, 2013, House Minority Leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pelosi’s advice to Democrats in sex scandals: Get some therapy

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi dished out some advice on Thursday to a pair of high-profile Democrats caught up in sex scandals.

Referencing New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Pelosi called it “stunning” that neither politician seems to “have a clue” how “reprehensible” and “disrespectful” their actions have been toward women.

“If they’re clueless, get a clue,” the House Democratic leader said. “If they need a therapy, do it in private.”

Filner finds himself accused by multiple women of sexual harassment. Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal, admitted this week to carrying on another explicit online relationship with a young female since his resignation.

Pelosi made the comments during her weekly press availability in the Capitol. She was asked about Weiner by NBC’s Luke Russert.

Asked if Weiner should drop out, Pelosi responded: “That’s up to the people of New York.”

“Let me be very clear: the conduct of some of these people we’re talking about here is reprehensible,” Pelosi said said. “It’s so disrespectful of women. And what’s really stunning about it is they don’t even realize it. They don’t have a clue.”

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