After Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus called New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign because he “lied and acted inappropriately,” conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart told The Daily Caller he’s concerned House Speaker John Boehner hasn’t weighed into #Weinergate.
“Why isn’t Republican leadership saying it?,” Breitbart told TheDC on Tuesday morning. “Why is the political arm of the Republican Party saying it and not the leadership?”
Priebus issued a statement saying an investigation would not be necessary to prove Weiner lied.
“Congressman Weiner’s actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign,” Priebus said. “We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation. Either Leader Pelosi and DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz believe members of Congress are held to a different set of standards or they believe these actions demand his resignation.”
After Weiner admitted he lied about the #Weinergate scandal at his press conference Monday evening, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and DCCC chair Steve Israel called for ethics investigations into his behavior. An ethics investigation could take months to complete.
Breitbart says he has an “X-Rated” photo of Weiner, but doesn’t plan to release it unless Weiner starts playing politics again.
“If he starts waging warfare against the women in order to extricate himself from an investigation, I have that information as an insurance policy,” Breitbart told TheDC. “As of now, if he takes the correct path and is contrite about his behavior and doesn’t engage in political warfare against those who divulged this information, he’s got no problems with me. I don’t want to put this information out there. His family has been through enough.”
UPDATE 10:37 a.m.:
A House GOP leadership aide responds:
“This is a problem for Nancy Pelosi, Steve Israel, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It should remain a problem for Nancy Pelosi, Steve Israel, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”