Reid On Weiner: ‘I Wish I Could Defend Him But I Can’t’

June 7, 2011 10:51 am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declined to say today whether embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) should step down following the revelations about his extracurricular social media adventures.

But Reid made it clear he was not going to stand up for Weiner, who was until very recently one of the most popular Democrats among the party faithful.

“I know Congressman Weiner,” Reid said. “I wish there was someway I could defend him but I can’t.”Reid declined repeated questions about whether or not Weiner should resign. Reid again dodged when asked by TPM what he tell Weiner to do if he asked him.

“Call somebody else,” Reid said.

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