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.”