Before Anthony Weiner's resignation yesterday, many people on both sides of the aisle, including President Obama, called the Weiner scandal a distraction.
Now that Weiner has left office, Democratic strategist Kiki McLean and former Republican advisor Robert Traynham weigh in on what is now on the agenda in Congress and what will come of Weiner's career and campaign funds.
Washington (CNN) - Democratic leaders in Congress turned their backs Tuesday on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner a day after the New York Democrat admitted to improper sexually-tinged communications with women and lying about it.
"I wish there was some way I could defend him, but I can't," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters. Asked what he would say if Weiner sought advice, Reid smiled and responded: "I'd tell him to call someone else."
This morning on American Morning, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman and CNN political contributor James Carville discuss how Rep. Anthony Weiner can come out strong after the sexting scandal.
Representative Anthony Weiner's confession that he exchanged lewd photographs and online messages with as many as six women draws public attention to the largely undefined area of the law related to sexting.
Criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Paul Callan joins the AM team this morning to explain if Representative Weiner has violated any laws by participating in these scandalous interactions. Callan is joined by clinical psychologist Jeff Gardere, who offers his analysis of Rep. Weiner's behavior and what it reveals about the Congressman.
Capitol Hill is buzzing this morning with talk of Representative Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal, with some insisting that he should resign and others suggesting that the Democratic leadership may force him out in light of Pelosi's call for a House ethics probe.
Republican analyst and advisor to Representative Michele Bachmann Ed Rollins joins Democratic Strategist Kiki McLean this morning to discuss the political issues of the day and whether Rep. Weiner can survive politically in light of his social media controversy.
On Monday, Congressman Anthony Weiner confessed to trading lewd photographs and online messages with as many as six women, an action that will undoubtedly affect his political future in Congress and at home in New York City.
Roll Call's Emily Heil and CNN contributor Errol Louis join Kiran Chetry this morning to discuss the political implications of the Weiner sexting scandal.