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3:48 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Cicilline & Langevin: Weiner shouldn't resign

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island's two congressmen are weighing in on the Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman who after initial denials, admitted to sending a sexually explicit photo to a Seattle college student.

Others may call for Anthony Weiner to resign, but Rhode Island's two congressmen will not be among them. Congressman Jim Langevin, who was out greeting voters at a North Kingstown grocery store, calls Weiner's behavior "unfortunate" but stopped short of calling for his resignation.

"I don't think he should resign but whether he continues to serve is up to his constituents ultimately," says Langevin.

Congressman David Cicilline agreed, saying the decision to resign is Weiner's alone to make.

"The real tragedy is this is a congressman who is incredibly talented and bright and an effective legislator," says Cicilline. "I think it's a very regrettable situation."

House Majority leader Eric Cantor has called on Weiner to step down.

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