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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  1. J.E. says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close their bad cases.

    Corrupt DoJ employees where creating suspects to steal from.

    The Corrupt DoJ employee would give illegally obtained keys of their suspect’s home to a “booster” and provide the “booster” with information as to when the suspect would be away.

    The “booster” would steal jewelry and other items and pass these to a fence. The Fence would kick back a portion of the gains to the corrupt DoJ employee.