Constituents: Rep. Weiner Cannot Save Himself, Must Resign

Residents Of Brooklyn, Queens Embarrassed By Democrat's Online Saga

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner has been serving in the House of Representatives for more than 12 years. He represents Brooklyn and Queens, where there were plenty of people on Monday sounding off on the Twitter scandal.

The Forest Hills section of Queens has been a staunch supporter of Rep. Weiner, but now it appears that support is crumbling. The embattled Democrat admitted to posting lewd photos on Twitter during a wild Monday press conference. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi later called for an ethics probe into whether Weiner broke House rules. He said Monday’s he’s not resigning, but that’s not sitting too well with many of his constituents.

PHOTOS: Weiner Admits Sending Lewd Pictures (Warning: Some Graphic)

“We have problems. We have Alan Hevesi. Now we have Anthony Weiner. This is nothing new in Forest Hills,” resident Patricia Malon said, adding when asked by CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman if he should resign, “Of course he should.”

“They have everything they need in the world, beautiful wives, money, and they do stupid stuff like this to bring themselves down, I don’t understand,” constituent Kathy Corwin told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

“I’m a little disappointed basically with his MO in regards to these things. He’s a very well respected politician, especially in this area, and I’m somewhat taken aback by this whole thing,” one man said.

Others said the reaction to Rep. Weiner’s saga has been overblown.

“He’s a good guy, this is being overblown completely, and it’s just a shame, it really is a shame,” Willie Moore said.

“Yeah, in the grand scheme of things, I think it’s his problem and it’s something he has to work out with his wife. I don’t think it’s a big deal.”

“Well, at least he owned up to it and admitted to it. He did the right thing coming forward,” Ken Mathis said.

The mixed emotions expressed by some were dwarfed by the numbers of people who were nowhere near as forgiving.

“I think he should resign because he should have been truthful from the very beginning,” Diane Mathis added. “It just shows a little bit of dishonesty there.”

“I think he should resign. If I were in his place I would resign immediately,” resident Alla Tolokunsky said.

“I would like to separate it, because I think he’s a great congressman, but he did a stupid thing, and people do stupid things,” Marilyn Hertz added.

New York’s senior senator, Chuck Schumer, said in a statement that he was “deeply pained and saddened by today’s news. By fully explaining himself, apologizing to all he hurt and taking full responsibility for his wrongful actions, Anthony did the right thing. He remains a talented and committed public servant, and I pray he and his family can get through these difficult times.”

Earlier Monday before Weiner’s public admission, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked whether the congressman could continue to effectively represent New Yorkers.

“It’s always up to the constituents,” Bloomberg said, adding that it was “time to get back and focus on the serious things.”

A recent CBSNewYork.com poll revealed that 82 percent of New Yorkers believed Weiner was hiding something. It turns out he was.

Now, the question is, how long will he try to fight the court of public opinion?

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

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One Comment

  1. FU CK YOI WEINER says:

    PLEASE CAN WE RESURRECT GREAT MEN LIKE MR.JOHN BOOTH, MR JAMES RAY,MR SIHRAN SIRHAN OR ANY OF THE OTHER GREAT MEN TO TAKE POS OUT OF THE PICTURE

  2. cygon says:

    constituent does not understand? It is called the “kennedy syndrome”, aka “power corrupts !!!!

  3. Rodin says:

    @ CBS

    TOO MANY WEINERS CAN MAKE YOU SICK

  4. Frank D says:

    Perhaps he could get a letter of Censure like Charlie Rangel for not paying years of income taxes. Fake crying helps too. And then move on and laugh at the fools we are.

    Real men get BJ’s in the White House . Not just post unflattering pictures of a bony geeky nerd. Perhaps used pictures of Ah-Nold not YUCK! himself

  5. WJ Clinton says:

    The moral of the story:

    Don’t tweet your meat!

  6. Here's a good one says:

    I wonder how many of the men that are posting comments have pursued or just even researched other women on the internet and then got caught and had to lie about it. It’s the same thing here. Yes the congressman should’ve been a little bit more discreet with his personal affairs and being a part of twitter to begin with is a dumb idea but it’s human nature unfortunately. Infedility doesn’t equate to the resignation of a decent politician. He lied yes, but how many other politicians lie every single day about matters that are much more important than this mans lack of self control?

    1. mdil44 says:

      You are probably right that many men do this, However, THIS man is an elected official whom is supposed to be trusted enough to help run the state and country. And he is paid and otherwise compensated with Taxpayer funds. Maybe it is OK with you that many politicians lie- and you are certainly entitled to your opinion. But to those of us who are growing tired of two-faced, corrupt, insincere and dishonest politicians running this great country, this is just another reason to demand real change and another reason to be let down by elected officials. It is not OK…….

      1. mdil44 says:

        Also, this is the same man who screams and yells at everyone on the house floor- who lectures others about honesty and ethics….who derided Clinton, Gingrich and others for the “skeletons in their closet”….and yet, he too, has skeletons. Lets agree to disagree- this is not a decent politician, nor a decent man. Any “man” that could do that to his wife and family…..I think you get the point…..

      2. Here's a good one says:

        Maybe it is OK with you that many politicians lie- and you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I SAID THAT IT WAS OK TO LIE ABOUT PERSONAL MATTERS RE-READ MY POST. THERE SHOULD ALWAYS BE A SEPERATION BETWEEN BUSINESS AND PERSONAL MATTERS. POLITICIANS ARE FOR SOME REASON EXEMPT.
        But to those of us who are growing tired of two-faced, corrupt, insincere and dishonest politicians TWO FACED MAYBE, CORRUPT? WHY BECAUSE HE WAS SENDING PHOTOS ONLINE? WHAT ABOUT WHAT HE DID IS CORRUPT PLZ PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF HOW YOU INTERPRET WHAT HE DID AS CORRUPT HE DIDN’T STEAL MONEY OR SCHEME AGAINST BK/QNS MY LIFE ISN’T AFFECTED BECAUSE HE WANTS TO TALK TO WOMEN ONLINE. IS YOURS?
        running this great country, this is just another reason to demand real change and another reason to be let down by elected officials. MAY THIS SENTENCE CAN APPLY TO SOME OF OUR OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS BUT I AM NOT REALLY SURE IT APPLYS TO MR. WEINER.
        It is not OK – IN THE END IT WILL NEVER BE OK AND FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIE ALL THEIR FAITH IN THE GOVERNMENT CHANGING FOR THE BETTER HAVE DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR.

      3. Here's a good one says:

        THERE WILL NEVER BE THE “IDEAL” PERSON IN OFFICE. YOU TAKE THE BEST YOU CAN GET. THERE ARE NO 100% PURE POLITICIANS THAT ARE WORKING STRICTLY FOR THE PEOPLE AND IM SURE YOU OR MYSELF WOULD FALL TO ONE OR MORE PATHS OF SOMEHOW NOT BEING 100% PURE TO OUR JOB. IT’S OK TO WANT CERTAIN THINGS BUT WE LIVE IN AN UNPERFECT WORLD AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE.
        SORRY FOR THE CAPS makes it look like I’m yelling but I’m not

  7. Dale Auburn says:

    Lying about photos on Twitter is the most heinous thing anybody could ever do. If he was going to lie about something, it should have been about WMD’s to get us into two wars for his own personal enrichment. At least THAT can be forgiven.

    1. mdil44 says:

      Yes, you are right- the Clintons, Kerry, Pelosi and dozens of other democrats- who were on record BEFORE GWB became President as saying Iraq had WMD’s, as well as the many other world leaders who also said the same thing, also lied. Gotta love that old liberal argument about WMD’s…seems they forget that their own had said the very same thing years before. Selective memory, I guess. Very convenient.

      1. Dale Auburn says:

        Yes, but “the Clintons, Kerry, Pelosi and dozens of other democrats” didn’t start a war over it, NOR did they personally profit from said war. Bush did.

  8. Wayne says:

    Oh…….men are like this……..it”s the way males are “wired”……it”s just the nature of the beast to be on the hunt all the time. He just happened to get caught…….and the “caught” part that got him was the lying part……

  9. MR GOEBBELS says:

    WE HAVE CAMPS FOR PEOPLE LIKE THIS

  10. jim-b says:

    I don’t want Weiner to resign. He’s the best free campaign ad the Republicans have. He’s a pervert and a proven liar. He’s not even sure if all of the people he was sexting were adults. How much better can it get than that? He has zero credibility and he’s earned it.
    What Democrat is going to want him by their side at a campaign appearance? I know I wouldn’t shake his hand unless I was wearing disposable gloves. You never know what little Anthony has been up to.

  11. Reuven Kerner says:

    if dn thinks weiner should resign i think dn should have a massive fire and burn down… the writer is a schmuck.

  12. Mr. Experience says:

    Well,well another one bite the dust of the INTERNET MONSTER and YESSSSSSSSSSSS he should resign cause there’s more to this half truth story that Mr. Weiner is telling us Trust me I know 1000% and he’s not the only one doing this now days. Mr Weiner comes halfway Clean That’s just the beginning of his Internet fantasies. Just remember TIGER WOOD???? As days go by the other side of the truth will come out when the fortunate Ladies come and tell their side of the story for some fame and wealth remember we in a recession now.

  13. I'M EMBARASSED FOR HIM says:

    of course it was his junk that was tweeted. i knew that all along. but really, who would want to own up to those ridiculous underwear he was wearing. what grown man would wear those things. i feel your pain. next time get yourself some decent white boxers and grow up and please stop this juvenile behavior.

  14. Cyrano Ghostwriter says:

    Oh, ye who art without sin… Congressman Weiner is not my representative. I say that first so you can feel free to ignore my opinion. But, before you rush to the village and grab your flaming torch, take a moment and be certain your hands, and your conscience are clean. This man did not break the law. He did not misappropriate public monies, nor commit these offenses other than on his own time. From the one useful comment posted here, by Les, so far, it seems he is doing a good job. Isn;t that what really matters? Do you really want to trash out a decent representative for this? What Mr. Weiner has done is a matter for himself and his wife, not a public witch hunt. Yes, he lied, but every one of us has done the same when caught in something dodgy, even if we confessed to it later. Yes, it may be morally grimy, but this is a matter for family counseling or divorce court, not an ethics review board. Good mrn are hard to find, and his constituents should consider the consequences, and the available alternatives before removing him from office..

    1. fly on the wall says:

      ever heard of blackmale ? it is serious….Personally I want people in Washington running the country to have some character. For so many of the younger one’s seems they don’t care about character or morals any more.
      At least you should be concerned about blackmale. research Historoy and you will see the harm it can do.

  15. HUGO says:

    I think we need Chris Hanson to interview the Weiner.

  16. LES says:

    Ethics-shmethics.He’s_doing_a-good_job-he’s_responsible.Rare_in_a
    legislator.He_responds_promptly_to_his_constituents.He_takes_action.
    A_slap_on_the_wrist,then_go_back_to_work.
    &_apologize.

    1. mak says:

      Oh_what_a_bunch_of_baloney.

      Weiner took responsiblity for nothing. He tried to lie his way out of it and when he realized his gal pals in the internet world were going to squeal he had no choice but to ‘fess up.

      You know who I feel bad for? His wife. How can she look at him knowing that he shared his jewels with these other women?

      1. Garth says:

        Ethics-shmethics ?? If it were up to you, the house and senate would be filled with nothing but sexual prowlers like Edwards, Gingrich, and others. And now the low life says he won’t resign ?? I say recall him early. In 2 years of the remaining political gridlock in D.C., you don’t need garbage like this lurking about and owning up to nothing………..

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