Moments after Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending lewd photographs to at least six women over the past three years, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the Ethics Committee to investigate the congressman.
I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony's wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents, the California Democrat told reporters in a statement. I am calling for an Ethics Committee investigation to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred.
Weiner spoke with Pelosi on the way over to the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown where he told reporters there was no need for a Congressional investigation, insisting that his conduct was done on his own time, at his home using his owne BlackBerry.
Congressional Rules state incidental personal use of equipment and supplies owned or leased by, or the cost of which is reimbursed by, the House of Representatives is permitted only when such use is negligible in nature, frequency, time consumed, and expense.
Political guru, George Artz, who consults various colleauges of Weiner said today's revelation is really damaging.