The end is near.
(Politico) — The dam is beginning to break for Rep. Anthony Weiner as he battles to save his career from a sex-scandal made for the Internet age.
Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a leading official at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called for the New York Democrat to resign on Wednesday after a picture of a man’s genitals — purportedly a Weiner self-portrait — began circulating on the Internet. Contacted by POLITICO, a Weiner spokesman neither confirmed nor denied that the picture was of Weiner.
“Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress. In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign,” the Pennsylvania congresswoman, who serves as chairwoman of recruiting and candidate services for the DCCC, told POLITICO.
Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly also told POLITICO Wednesday that he thought Weiner should resign.
Donnelly, who is running for Senate, said that the Brooklyn congressman has “disgraced the Congress” and indicated he would give away the campaign contributions he’s received from him.
In softer tones, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) made clear to an Arkansas radio station that Weiner ought to leave Congress.
“Ultimately that’s up to him, and his constituents and his family but I think at this point it would probably be a good thing if he would go ahead and resign,” Pryor said on KUAR in Little Rock.
Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) told a local television station on Tuesday that it would be best if Weiner walked away.