In the wake of Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s revelation that he has engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with at least six women via Twitter, Facebook, email, and on the telephone, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has issued a statement calling for Rep. Weiner to resign.
“Congressman Weiner’s actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign. We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation,” said Priebus in a written statement. “Either Leader Pelosi and DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz believe members of Congress are held to a different set of standards or they believe these actions demand his resignation.”
Now perhaps I missed it, but I can’t seem to recall Reince Priebus issuing a statement with the same tone of righteous indignation when it was revealed Republican State Senator Randy Hopper was having an extramarital affair with a Republican campaign operative.
Where was Reince Priebus’ call for Randy Hopper to resign when it was revealed Hopper had not only had an extramarital affair, but had also filed for divorce from his wife as a result of that extramarital affair?
What’s more, where were all those extreme far-right bloggers here in Wisconsin who are now making hay of Rep. Weiner’s indiscretions and lying when it was revealed Randy Hopper had engaged in a prolonged extramarital affair?