Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Wife Huma Abedin Returns Home Amid Husband’s Sexting Scandal
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner’s pregnant wife Huma Abedin returned to their Washington, DC home early Wednesday. Abedin had been traveling overseas with her boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the disgraced congressman’s Twitter scandal broke. The question is now: does her return mean the defiant House member’s resignation may be imminent?
On Tuesday, fellow Democrat Rep. Carolyn McCarthy suggested as much.
“It’s been what two weeks. It’s been a very long two weeks,” said McCarthy. “Hopefully, we are hearing he might resign in a couple of days.”
The congressman’s colleagues on Capitol Hill want him to leave after his embarrassing sexting scandal.
“I think we should send a strong message to him that he should resign,” said Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Michigan).
“Our caucus understands our concern for the rights of the individual member but our higher responsibility is to our country to uphold a high ethical standard in the Congress of the United States,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif).
House Speaker John Boehner was the latest to weigh in on the sexting scandal, saying he should step down.
CBS News reported that Weiner has told friends he would make no decision until he spoke with his wife. Weiner was officially on a two week leave of absence, getting professional treatment, according to his office.
President Obama has already suggested Weiner should resign, but some say there may be more he can do to influence the decision.
“Maybe the White House helps him get a job, with no fingerprints, so he can go on making a living, which is what he needs to do as well,” said political consultant Hank Sheinkopf.
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