WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Chris Van Hollen is calling for the immediate resignation of House colleague Anthony Weiner.
Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat and the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, said in a statement Saturday that Weiner’s “repeated violation of the public trust is unacceptable.” He says Weiner should leave Congress immediately.
His statement echoed similar resignation calls Saturday from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the party chairwoman.
Weiner has admitted sending several women sexually suggestive and explicit Internet messages. A teenage girl from Delaware was interviewed by police Friday about online contact she had with Weiner, a New York Democrat. Weiner said his communication with the girl was neither indecent nor explicit, and police say they have finished their investigation.
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