Democrats hoping Rep. Weiner will quit on his own

House Democrats played a waiting game today in the online sex case of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), counting on mounting pressure from colleagues, a suggestion

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - House Democrats played a waiting game today in the online sex case of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), counting on mounting pressure from colleagues, a suggestion from the president and his wife's return from an official trip to persuade Weiner to quit. The strategy surfaced at a meeting of all House Democrats, when members cast aside discussion of Weiner's sexually charged online postings and decided instead to let him think about calls from high-powered party members to leave. In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, President Barack Obama called Weiner's behavior "highly inappropriate," adding that he doesn't think a two-week leave of absence is enough. In Sheepshead Bay, many of Weiner's constituents have expressed varying opinions on whether their local congressman should resign. AP wire services were used in this report.

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