U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer: "On this sad day, we should not forget that Anthony Weiner was an effective and passionate advocate for the people he represented in Brooklyn and Queens. He has served his community, city, and country well for over two decades. I wish him, Huma, and his family only the best."
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel: "Anthony’s decision to resign is right for him and his family, our party, and our country, because we have serious work to do in Congress. Last week, Republican leaders introduced a bill to privatize Social Security, and the American people deserve an undistracted debate on it, Medicare, jobs, and other important issues.”
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer: "I have said that Congressman Weiner needed to do what was best for his constituents, and I believe today he did just that. He and his family will be in my thoughts in the days ahead.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: "Today, with the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition of his need for help, Congressman Weiner has announced that he will resign from Congress. Congressman Weiner exercised poor judgment in his actions and poor judgment in his reaction to the revelations. Today, he made the right judgment in resigning. I pray for him and his family and wish them well.”
House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson: "It’s difficult to watch the self-destruction of a friend and to witness the breaking of hearts over what can only be categorized as reprehensible behavior and bad judgment. I appreciate the extraordinary difficulty for Anthony and his wife Huma. I hope that he will get the help he needs and that together they will work their way through this. Ultimately, as I’ve said, the decision was Anthony’s to make. He made the decision with the best interest in mind of not just himself, but his family, his constituents, and the nation.”
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