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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.”