I want to start off by saying I am so disappointed with Anthony Weiner (actually with all these representatives who can’t both literally and figuratively speaking keep their pants on). He was truly one of our( liberal) best representatives. He was not shy about calling out the Grand ‘Ol Party’s hypocrisy.
He was a voice for the middle and lower classes, the Americans that do not have a voice in our politics. At a time when the power and influence on our politics/politicians is shifting so sharply and swiftly to corporations and the elites, we are in need of a voice like his.
I am absolutely stunned that he would make such a huge mistake like this, but I am more stunned at my party’s response to it and their willingness to throw him away. Lets keep in mind, he was not Vitter who paid hookers for sex or Ensign who had an affair with a member of his staff whose entire family was dependent on him for their income or Craig, (remember he’s the guy with the “wide stance”)who was vocal about his opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage while frequenting an airport bathroom that was being investigated for complaints of lewd acts. What was he guilty of, extremely poor judgment and then trying to cover his mistakes by a week of lying to America and his constituents.
That being said, the Democrats should not have come out for his resignation. He does not work for them. He works for his constituents in Brooklyn, and they made their views loud and clear, they wanted him to continue to represent them.
Weiner’s fellow Democrats had every right to come out and voice their disappointment and disgust at his actions, but they do not get to choose our representatives…his constituents do. He did not break any law. He at least deserved to serve out his term in Congress and then allow his constituents to decide if his actions are enough to not re-elect him, not his fellow congressional democrats.
Nancy Pelosi, et al, you should be ashamed!