His House colleagues want him to go, but the congressman won't leave unless Huma Abedin says so
House Democrats emerged from a closed-door meeting on Tuesday saying they wanted Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign, but they conceded that their best strategy for getting to that point is hoping that Weiner's wife will persuade him to go.
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"We're hearing he might resign in a couple of days," said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.). "He's waiting for his wife to come home. That's what we're hearing from his friends."
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When Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was asked in a news conference if the caucus had decided to take action against Weiner for his lurid online activities--such as stripping him of his committees--he said, "there's been no decision on that."
Other lawmakers echoed that there was no such decision made at the meeting.
But a senior Democratic aide said there was much anticipation expressed by members--if not desperation--that Weiner might be talked into resigning by his wife, Huma Abedin, later this week.