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Cantor: ‘I Think He Should Resign’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) becomes the first House leader to call for Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D., N.Y.) resignation following Monday’s press conference, at which the Democratic congressman admitted to having lied about sending a lewd photo to a female college student and to having carried on “inappropriate” extramarital relationships over the internet with “about six” young women.

“I don’t condone his activity. And I think he should resign,” Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said after an event in his district Tuesday, according to the Daily Progress.

Cantor is the first leader in either party to call for Weiner to step down. Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are pushing for an ethics investigation in the Weiner scandal. Pelosi sent a letter to the committee on Tuesday asking for the initiation of a probe.

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Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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