Rep. Weiner seeks leave of absence from House

WASHINGTON - (AP) - Democratic leaders are now calling on Rep.Anthony Weiner to resign after the New York lawmaker embroiled in aTwitter scandal admitted he had online contact with a Delawareteenager.

National party chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Weiner'sbehavior is "indefensible" and his role in Congress is"untenable."

The Florida congresswoman says "this sordid affair has becomean unacceptable distraction" for everyone.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California says Weiner"needs help" and he should get some "without the pressures ofbeing a member of Congress."

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