House minority leader Nancy Pelosi offered comments on the latest Anthony Weiner scandal at a press conference today. She called the New York City mayoral candidate’s actions “reprehensible” and “disrespectful of women.”
Pelosi criticized Weiner as well as San Diego mayor Bob Filner; both men are former Democratic colleagues of hers who are embroiled in sexual scandals. She remarked that the two have “admitted they need therapy” and therapy “could better be accomplished in private.”
“What’s really stunning about it is they don’t even realize. They don’t have a clue,” the minority leader said of Weiner and Filner’s inappropriate conduct. “If they’re clueless, get a clue,” she added.
When asked whether Weiner should drop out of the race, Pelosi said it was “up to the people of New York.”