While Democrats and Republicans alike are calling for the resignation of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she won't make that decision, leaving the choice to Weiner and his constituents, the Associated Press reported.
The former speaker said she believes the decision should be made by the individual member and the people in the district.
Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, admitted Monday to sending sexually explicit messages and photos to six women over the last three years. In light of that, Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner violated House rules by using official resources to maintain illicit online relationships.
Weiner has repeatedly insisted that he will not resign, despite at least nine House members and three senators saying he should quit, the AP said.
In a recent poll of registered voters in Weiner's district, 56 percent said he should stay in office while 33 percent voted for him to leave.