While Washington D.C. is still abuzz with the Representative Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, many are weighing in on whether or not Rep. Weiner should resign from office.
Despite having the overwhelming support of his constituents, the Democratic Party leadership wants Weiner out. Both Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz have called on Weiner to resign. And apparently, the President agrees with them.
On the Today Show President Obama sat down with Ann Curry to discuss the dismal economic numbers, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and of course, Weinergate.
“When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can’t serve as effectively as you need to, at the time when people are worrying about jobs, and their mortgages, and paying the bills – then you should probably step back,” Obama said.
Obama added that what Weiner did was “highly inappropriate” and that he has “embarrassed himself” and his wife and family, but said it will ultimately come down to a decision by Weiner and his constituents as to whether he will continue in office.
Although Rep. Weiner has steadily reiterated that he has no plans to resign from office, he recently said that he would be taking two weeks off from Congress to “get help.”