Democrats start bailing on Anthony Weiner
Rep. Anthony Weiner’s grip on his House seat grew far more tenuous Wednesday as he was hit with the release of another graphic picture purported to be of his genitals, the public revelation that his wife is pregnant and a flood of calls from prominent Democrats for him to resign.
The dam is breaking on Weiner as he battles to save his career from a sex scandal made for the Internet age: In addition to the two former DNC chairmen, six House Democrats and two Democratic senators had called for his resignation by Wednesday evening. Democratic sources told POLITICO that members of Weiner’s staff were looking into new job opportunities. Some New York Democrats are starting to float the names of potential Weiner successors. Had the House been in session, the dam could have given way completely.