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Weiner Enters Treatment; Leaders Call for Resignation

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, former chairman of the DCCC, are among Democrats calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign.

Weiner admitted in a weepy press conference on Monday to sending lewd photos of himself over the internet to at least six women, after earlier denying any impropriety and claiming his Twitter account had been hacked.

The calls for Weiner's resignation came after police in Delaware visited a 17-year-old girl on Friday to ask about communication she had with Weiner via Twitter, FOX News reported. A spokesman for Weiner said the communications Weiner had with the girl "were neither explicit nor indecent."

At the press conference on Monday, Weiner was asked about the age of the women he interacted with over the internet. "I don't know the exact ages of the women," he said. "But they were all adults at least to the best of my knowledge they were all adults."

Pressed how he could know that there were all adults, he said, "All I know is what they publish about themselves in social media. Someone could theoretically have been fibbing about it, and that's a risk."

Despite growing pressure for Weiner to resign, he has so far insisted he will remain in office.

"I am deeply regretting what I have done, and I am not resigning," he said at the Monday press conference.

In a stakeout on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) refused to defend the Congressman. "I know Congressman Weiner. I wish there was some way I can defend him, but I can't," he said.

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