Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner may be days away from calling it quits as the drumbeat for removal grows and his wife is set to return home Wednesday.
“We hear that he might resign in a couple of days,” said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). “He's waiting for his wife to come home.”
Huma Abedin, has been in Africa for the past week with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Abedin, 34, who is pregnant, hasn’t commented on the scandal.
The seven-term Congressman has apologized for lying about sending a slew of salacious photos and online messages to six women during the past three years.
House Democrats met Tuesday, but declined to strip Weiner, 46, of his committee posts, as suggested by Republicans.
While many lawmakers from the New York delegation brushed off questions about Weiner Tuesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated her belief that he should resign, as did House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Rep. Sander Levin, (D-Mich.) said: “The more of us who say it (resign), the more telling it will be.”
Weiner, who is on a two-week leave of absence, reportedly is being treated for sex addiction at an undisclosed location.
New Yorkers continued to express mixed feelings about Weiner.
Megumi Haggerty, a 25-year-old Midtown actress said she only should resign if he broke the law or used government resources.
“It’s his personal life -- remember Bill Clinton?”
But Pam Jones, an occupational therapist from Flatbush, said it was time for Weiner to go.
“He can pass the best legislation, but the general public’s mind is gonna ask, ‘is he gonna do it again?’ Jones said. “What sunk him was his arrogance.”