House Dems to meet, discuss Weiner sexting scandal

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - House Democratic leaders plan to meet today and discuss how to deal with the online sexting scandal surrounding Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Leaders could decide to strip Weiner of his committee posts or take further action to punish him.

Meanwhile, Weiner's colleague from New York, Representative Carolyn McCarthy, says his resignation is imminent.

Weiner has acknowledged taking sexually charged photos of himself, sending them to women and then lying about it. Yesterday, adult dancer Ginger Lee revealed that she had online communications with Weiner. She says she initially contacted him about politics but that he would take it further. Lee says when the scandal broke, he told her to lie about it.

Weiner is on leave from the House seeking treatment. He has said that he wanted to speak with his pregnant wife before deciding whether to resign. She returned to Washington yesterday from a trip to Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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