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Constituents, Democrats Call For Weiner's Resignation

WASHINGTON -The second-ranking Democrat in the House is joining the party leadership in urging Rep. Anthony Weiner to quit because of his sexting scandal. The New York lawmaker has tried to sidestep the request in favor of a temporary leave of absence. But Rep. Steny Hoyer says it would be "extraordinarily difficult" for Weiner to continue to
represent his constituents effectively.

The party chairman also renewed her demand that Rep. Anthony Weiner "do the right thing" and resign. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that it's ultimately
Weiner's decision, but she and other Democratic leaders "have made clear that he needs to resign."

Meanwhile Some of Rep. Anthony Weiner's constituents who say he should resign now over his sexting scandal are rallying outside his district office. About 20 people gathered Sunday outside of the congressman's office in Queens to demand that the New York Democrat leave now.

Sixty-one-year-old Jim Scott held a sign that said: "Weiner must resign today, today! Rehab tomorrow." Scott said Weiner "is not fit to be our congressman."

Weiner's Ninth Congressional District spans parts of Brooklyn
and Queens.

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