"Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help," Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said in a statement. "I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a member of Congress."
Wasserman Schultz called Weiner's behavior "indefensible" and said that Weiner's "continued service in Congress is untenable."
"This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Rep. Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House — and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important — his and his family's well-being," she said.
His behavior was gross. He needs to resign.
I still remember the very first time a man sent me an unsolicited dick shot. I was 13, and on AIM. It was shocking, gross, and meant to offend. In the years since, I haven't thought better of that kind of behavior, even when it's done to someone over the age of 18. It certainly didn't shock me less when someone did it to me at 18 than it did when I was 13. And, sure as hell, if I ever found out the true identities of the men who've done it to me on the internet over the years, I would be emailing their places of employment, calling on them to be fired for such behavior. It's indecent exposure, and it's behavior that is usually meant to specifically upset women.
To quote the great Ta-Nahesi Coates, "There's nothing about being a liberal that says I have to defend a dude's right to randomly disseminate unsolicited pictures of his dick. That just ain't my fight."