Carney: Obama Focused On Economy, Not Weiner, Filner Scandals

Asked about President Barack Obama’s silence on recent high-profile scandals in the Democratic Party involving the “objectification” of women, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the President’s focus remained on the economy.

“The President is focused on what we can do for the middle class in this country, what we can do to help the economy grow, what we can do together through a grand bargain for the middle class to reform our business tax code in a way that’s beneficial for American businesses,” Carney said in a press briefing. 

When he was asked specifically to comment on allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner or recent revelations that New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner continued his sexting after his resignation from Congress, Carney said the White House would not be commenting on either case.

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