Miller & McNerney urge Weiner to resign

Though they didn’t respond to my inquiry yesterday, Reps. George Miller, D-Martinez, and Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, both issues statements today calling upon Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign for having sent lewd photos of himself to women using Twitter and Facebook.

“I am very troubled by Rep. Weiner’s sad and tragic actions and I believe he should resign,” said Miller, who as chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee ranks among his caucus’ leaders. “I think that Rep. Weiner, his family and the Congress will be better off if he addresses his personal problems as a private citizen and not as a public representative.”

Said McNerney: “Anthony Weiner’s behavior is unacceptable. Public officials should be held to the highest standards and, clearly, he has failed in this area. He should do the right thing for the people he represents and for the integrity of our government.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Elwood

    I’m sure that Weiner is very distressed by the opinions of Georgie Porgie and McNerdney.