Van Hollen calls for Weiner's resignation
Rep. Chris Van Hollen joined a growing chorus of congressional Democrats Saturday who are calling on fellow Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign after the New York lawmaker acknowledged sending racy pictures of himself over the social networking site Twitter.
“Anthony Weiner’s repeated violation of the public trust is unacceptable," the Montgomery County lawmaker said in a statement. "He can best advance the issues he fought for by resigning immediately.”
Van Hollen, the first Maryland Democrat to call for Weiner's ouster, issued his statement on the same day that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also called for him to step down.
The outrage followed the latest revelation in the case: Police have interviewed a 17-year-old girl in Delaware about online contact she had with Weiner. The congressman has said those communications were "neither explicit nor indecent."