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Democrats Can't Change the Subject Away From Weiner

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Camera crews stake out Rep. Anthony Weiner's office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Monday.

On Monday, New York Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs refused to follow national Democrats’ lead, telling Roll Call that calling for Weiner’s resignation wouldn’t do any good.

Jacobs said he understands why Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) went after Weiner in rapid succession over the weekend.

“But what I have to do is work internally, if you will, to see how we can resolve this the best way possible. I don’t see any benefit of me at this time coming out with any announcement as to exactly what actions he should take,” he said.

Jacobs said Weiner’s situation is “already as bad as it can get, and all we’re doing is adding more icing to a very distasteful cake.”

“The feeding frenzy’s got to stop,” he said.

Steve Peoples contributed to this report.

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