Forcing Weiner out
“Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a Member of Congress,” Schwartz said in a statement. “In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign.”
That’s the sentiment of some Democrats. Particularly with Reps Allyson Schwartz, D-PA, Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Mike Ross (D-AR), Larry Kissell (D-NC) and Michael Michaud (D-ME). Nancy Pelosi has one-upped them and called for an ethics investigation.
But, I got a real issue with all this. As of this date, Anthony Weiner has committed no crime.
That’s right, you heard it here first. No matter how disgusting some people, by their own defined standards, might have found his behavior, it’s really none of their business who the people of Weiner’s district choose to be their Representative.
The internet has prompted a return to the old days of posse law enforcement. Personally I find everything about Nancy Pelosi more bothersome than anything Weiner has done to this point. Although being a loathesome annoying character, being bitten by a goat really has been his only claim to fame. Bankrupting the United States of America is Nancy’s. I just think that’s a bigger deal and therefore Nancy should be forced to resign if Weiner can be for such a lesser ethical lapse.
Bottom line, it’s totally up to the people of his district to decide since no federal law has been broken. No matter how lewd and disgusting his behavior is, Barney Frank has him trumped and I certainly don’t hear anyone bitching about him.
As usual, your opinion is always appreciated.