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June 13, 2011

CREW: Rep. Weiner Must Resign

Anthony WeinerWashington, D.C. – In light of the new information revealed over the weekend regarding Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Melanie Sloan released the following statement:

“It is almost inconceivable that we could learn anything worse about Rep. Weiner than we had discovered last week, but now we have.  The use of social media to engage in numerous sexual exchanges and lying about it when caught was bad enough.  But inappropriate contact with a teenage girl and sexually explicit photographs sent across the Internet are a new low."

"While Rep. Weiner may not have violated any federal laws or House rules, he clearly lacks the requisite character and judgment to remain in Congress.  The people of New York’s 9th congressional district deserve a representative who can focus on their issues, rather than on his own considerable personal problems.  Rep. Weiner should resign immediately.”

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a non-profit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org or contact Derrick Crowe at 202.408.5565 or dcrowe@citizensforethics.org.

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