As New Photos Surface, Calls For Congressman’s Weiner’s Resignation Grow

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new set of Anthony Weiner photos appeared Sunday on the entertainment website TMZ as more lawmakers joined the movement calling for the New York congressman’s resignation.

Weiner has admitted to sending messages and photos ranging from suggestive to explicit with several women online. The photos posted Sunday were purportedly taken in the House members’ gym and show a shirt-less Weiner with a towel around his waist and his hand on his crotch.

TMZ said the photos were sent online to at least one woman.

Gallery: Congressman Weiner Photos (Warning: Explicit)

Meanwhile, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, joined party leadership calling for Weiner to quit in wake of the sexting scandal.

“This is bizarre, unacceptable behavior,” he said of Weiner’s texting inappropriate pictures of himself to young women. Hoyer said it would be “extraordinarily difficult” for Weiner to continue to represent his constituents effectively.

A rally calling for Weiner to resign is being held outside of his Kew Gardens office Sunday afternoon. Constituents of Weiner’s 9th congressional district and members of the civic group,  the Juniper Park Civic Association, are expected to attend.

On Saturday, Weiner announced he was seeking a temporary leave of absence from congress so he could go into treatment. What type of treatment and where is still unclear.

As lawmakers continue to call for Weiner to step down, New York governor Andrew Cuomo is not calling for Weiner’s resignation, saying it’s a federal matter. But he does say the scandal is “disturbing” and “unhelpful on a number of level.”

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports: Cuomo Comments On Weiner Sexting Scandal

House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has called for an ethics investigation to see if Weiner broke any House rules.

Hoyer said the ethics committee process to decide if Weiner had committed an expellable offense would take time. He said he didn’t see how Weiner could stay in office.

“Any process, judicial process, through the ethics committee is going to take time I don’t know that we have that time,” he said.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Weiner should resign.

“We’ve got important work to do and this is a ridiculous distraction,” he said in an appearance with Hoyer on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “Yes he should resign. I don’t take pleasure in saying that,” he added.

National party head Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was one of the lawmakers calling for Weiner to step down on Saturday, said party officials initially gave Weiner “some breathing room” to reach the conclusion that he needed to step down on his own, but that the leadership decided to toughen their stance Saturday after it became apparent he would not do so.

“He needs to resign. He needs to focus on getting his own personal issues in order,” she said.

When asked about it at the Puerto Rican Day Parade New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the longer this goes on, everyone in public life suffers.

“It’s all obviously very concerning and disturbing. This furthers the stigmatization of politicians,” he said.

Weiner left Queens for an undisclosed treatment center. Sources close to him told CBS 2 they saw the first cracks in his defiant attitude, but that he could wait until midweek to make any announcement, which is when when his pregnant wife, Huma, returns from Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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“Any process, judicial process, through the ethics committee is going to take time I don’t know that we have that time.”)

  • Marie

    To Weiner, Please fall on your sword ASAP. You are a disgrace and a liar. If you don’t resign, i’ll never vote again.

  • Ronnie

    To the U.S Government. If Weiner doesn’t resign, or you don’t fire him, my days of voting are over.

  • hello, 1010 wins?

    can someone please make this whole story go away now……it’s old.
    thanks in advance for your help with this.

    it’s baseball season.
    can’t we all just fight about the mets and yankees like the old days?

  • Usman Baki

    Mr. Weiner do what is right. NOW, please.
    You played enough. You fooled some for some time. You can not fool all the people all the time.
    SAVE your wife from this agony and get out of the Congress before she returns.
    I hope you are listening.
    Thank you.

  • badman

    there’s something especially pathetic about this “sex scandal.” I mean, at least guys like Spitzer, Schwarzenegger and Clinton GOT some. Weiner is just this furtive little jag off who, at least it seems so far, got off (I guess) by taking photos of himself and sending them around the web.

    Don’t get me wrong.. those other guys don’t have anything to be proud of. But Weiner chose a particularly shameful way to be shameful. If it’s possible, he showed bad judgement in choosing the way he showed bad judgement.

  • WJC

    I wonder if he’s turned on that the whole world is watching his weiner….maybe this was all on purpose!!…lol

  • Doug Onesko

    This is like WeinerMania I great entertainment for free. It’s so nice to watch this egomaniac get everything he deserves. LET GO OF YOUR JUNK!!!!! hahahahahahahahah

  • Sparviero

    What is it going to take for Attorney General Eric Holder to actually behave like an Attorney General and prosecute Weiner for distributing pornography with the intent to solicit sex over the internet? What is it going to take for Holder to file sexual harassment charges against Weiner? Why is Holder so silent? Does he think this will all go away and he won’t have to act? For now, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt that he is collecting evidence for prosecution. If he doesn’t prosecute Weiner, then what good is he as Attorney General?

  • Huh?

    So where is this Twitter Treatment Center?

  • Right Winger

    He should just resign and get a job with CNN like the other pervert Spitzer…

  • RNYC

    This is better than pay-per-view! And it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • nathan

    and so the bs continues, troll. That one made me laff tho I have to give you props. Im almost sorry I had to report you again.

    • nathan

      so how old r u 4chan/b boy?

  • Ellen

    So you mean to tell me that what Weiner has done is a lot more serious then what Ted Kennedy did way back in 69. You know being drunk, having a car accident and leaving a woman to die. Chappaquiddict anyone. Never did anyone of either party ask for his resignation or had the press all over it to boot. Ya, being stupid is worse then leaving a woman to die. OK, must be missing here.

  • NYC

    hey, Caleb, get a life. I wasn’t insulting Jews, just nitwits like you. If you happen to be Jewish, so be it.

    I feel most badly for jews the world over and that you, by accident of birth, are affiliated.

    • caleb goldfarb

      NYC is Mayor Bloomberg’s press secretary. He is afraid that Bloomberg will be the next politician to get run out of office. Worried about your job are you NYC?

      • doc in NJ

        are you king of the 1010Wins news blog, goldfarb?

  • Jack

    I was rooting for him to get over this originally. But his send messages claiming what an “important man” he is set me back the other way. I think his ego got the best of him. As it does a lot of men. This think is getting worse and worse and indeed, it is time for him to hang it up and move on. Maybe he can write a book about getting lucky in life and then blowing it.

  • Dale Auburn

    In the 1990′s, Bill Clinton LIED about having an affair. Still, Democrats loved and supported him.

    In the 2000′s, George Bush LIED about weapons of mass destruction, and used that lie to start two disastrous wars for his own personal financial gain. Still, Republicans loved and supported and re-elected him for it.

    In 2011, Anthony Weiner LIED about some photos on Twitter. This time, however, both Democrats and Republicans (who, as noted above, love and support lies by politicians) are calling on him to resign.

    What changed in the last few years? What happened to absolute loyalty to one’s party at all times and at all costs? That’s supposed to be the very purpose of politics, yet it’s quite absent here.

    • czervik

      Hey Dale,

      Even Clinton thought there were WMD’s. Bush believed it, too. In fact, there may have weapons that were shuttled out before the invasion. Also, war #1 came on the heels of something called 9/11. Perhaps you heard about it.

      You are obviously a fan of Weiner (did that come out wrong?). Anyway, don’t try to pull George Bush into your silly rant about ALL politicians being liars, so as to cover Weiner (which he certainly didn’t do very well, himself).

  • TurboProp

    “It’s Just NOT My Fault!!!! This dreadful Illness MADE Me Do It!!!!!”
    Nice try at avoiding responsibility, but there is not treatment for abysmal judgment.

  • sharon wolff

    Ok Weiner made a mistake. There are more important issues in the US and the world than hourly updates of Rep Weiner’s photos.
    What about focasing on Scott Pelley’s Tuesday item on CBS World News, homeless students in Las Vegas and the Prinicpal that is providing these students and their families with food, clothing and other items in order to survive

    • TurboProp

      Understand and agree in part.
      We need those in office to have some integrity and good judgment – IF we are ever to solve the real problems.

      Mistake: I am trying to do something right; it goes badly.
      This is no mistake.
      This is incredibly bad judgment.
      This is not thinking ahead.
      “Mistake” is yet another attempt to escape responsibility.

  • nathan

    CBS I realize Marcia Kramer is jumpstarting her career with this story but do we really need a new Weiner story every cpl of hrs? Lowest common denominator anyone? No wonder Ive always watched NBC.

    • http://Aol Tony

      If u watch NBC how do u know what Marcia Kramer is doing she Is the only one of all the news stations that ask tough questions and report the truth just like fox news mr liberal

      • nathan

        a fox news watcher is illiterate: “she Is the only one of all the news stations that ask tough questions” how unsurprising. btw I voted for Rudy both times dumb. azz

    • Drew

      Tony probably thinks ‘Yo’ and ‘Sup’ are actual words. How pathetic.You know the old saying, leave the front door open and anything wonders in. In this case leave a computer empty for a few and see what happens ??

  • Rick cain

    I’m still trying to figure out why Breitbart has a picture of Anthony’s junk on his Blackberry.

    Mega-Creepy, dude.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Weiner is gay he just can not except it. we know here in Brooklyn for years…

  • Charlie O.

    hey! im not a pervert im only pointing out that his wife didnt perform her wifely duties as she should have! She should have been by his side during that press conference. Her husband should come first then her career. And as the man, he should be allowed to tweet whatever he wants and if she doesnt like it then tough!!

  • caleb goldfarb

    The Jewish community is embarassed and outraged by this fifth grade behavior. We are ordering you Mr. Weiner to go away ,preferably to Siberia, and to never return. You have disgraced our religion and our people.

    • NYC

      the JEWISH community?! Are you the representative for all Jews the world over, or just NY and Siberia?

      Only an idiot makes a statement such as yours. Stick to your day job.

      • caleb goldfarb

        How dare you insult my people!

  • Charlie O.

    We should all be taking a close look at his ungrateful and unsupportive wife!!! Where was she during his very difficult press conference? Why wasn’t she by his side where she belongs??? He was trying to come clean and take the honest route by telling us about what he did. She shouldn’t have been jetting around the world doing this or doing that!!! She should take care of her obligations to her husband and be supportive and there for him!!! This is an outrage!!! She should beg him for forgiveness!!!

    • Charlie O.

      See my comment above. If anyone’s the pervert it’s YOU!! You’re actually condoning the murder of an unborn child??? Real good, you’re such a stand up citizen. Her duty as a wife is to bear the children and she d*** well better!!!

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