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New York GOP Chair: ‘Do the honorable thing’


After viewing this afternoon, Ed Cox, the chairman of the New York GOP, told National Review Online that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.) should “do the honorable thing.”

Mike Long, the chairman of the Conservative Party of New York, was even more blunt. Long tells NRO that Weiner should “resign, effective immediately.”

“It would be the best thing for his wife and his supporters,” Long says. “He should think about his district and all of his supporters. Resignation, at this point, is the right thing to do.”

Meanwhile, Queens businessman Bob Turner, who challenged Weiner  in 2010, tells us that he will likely run for Congress next year.

“I think that could happen,” he says. For now, “I am getting a good seat, getting some pop corn, and watching the show.” He’ll leave the resignation question “up to Mr. Weiner.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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