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Pressure for Weiner to resign

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Pressure for Weiner to resign

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Washington (CNN) — Fellow Democrats mounted increasing pressure today for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, a day after party leaders turned their backs on the liberal congressman embroiled in a “sexting” scandal.
Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Reps. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, Michael Michaud of Maine, Mike Ross of Arkansas and Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts joined a growing chorus of Democratic voices that have called for Weiner, D-New York, to step down over sexually tinged online communications with several women that he then lied about.
A Democratic legislator familiar with discussions with and about Weiner told CNN that Weiner’s colleagues are telling him he should resign “to preserve his own dignity.”