Pelosi: Filner, Weiner Need Therapy

During her press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi denounced the lewd conduct of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, (D-N.Y). and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Q: Madam Leader, as one of the most prominent Democratic politicians, I'm curious about your take on former Congressman Weiner's latest transgression, having repeated the same action that occurred for his resignation in Congress. Do you have any new --

REP. PELOSI: So should I be thinking of you as sort of a social issue kind of a guy here? (Laughs.) We're here -- we're legislators. But I appreciate your question. I think that -- I'm -- I think I'm -- spoken and acted in terms of Anthony Weiner and in terms of when he was in the Congress of the United States. In his case, in the case of Mayor Filner, clearly, they have both admitted they need therapy. I think maybe that therapy could better be accomplished in private.

Q: Should he stay in the race?

REP. PELOSI: That's up to the people of New York.


Q: Mrs. Pelosi, next week it looks like the House is going to take up --

REP. PELOSI: Let me just say, before I leave that -- let me be very clear. The conduct of some of these people that we're talking about here is reprehensible. It is so disrespectful of women. And what's really stunning about it is they don't even realize it. You know, they don't have a clue. And it is really -- if they're clueless, get a clue.

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