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Pelosi Declines To Call For Weiner’s Resignation

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U.S. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference. (Photo by Getty Images)

U.S. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference. (Photo by Getty Images)

SAN FRANCICO (CBS/AP)- Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.

The former speaker said in San Francisco that she believes the decision should be made by “the individual member” and the people in his district.

Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, has admitted sending sexually explicit photos and messages over the Internet to a half-dozen women over the past three years. Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner used any government resources.

Weiner told a newspaper Thursday he would not resign. At least nine House members and three senators said he should quit.

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