Former DNC Chair Kaine Calls For Weiner's Resignation

Tim Kaine, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Virginia Senate candidate, has joined with a number of prominent Republicans in calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign after he admitted to engaging in inappropriate online relationships with several women.

"Lying is unforgivable," Kaine said in an interview with the CBS affiliate in Charlottesville. "Lying publicly about something like this is unforgivable and he should resign."

With the statement, Kaine has become the first prominent Democrat to call for Weiner's resignation, joining prominent Republicans such as Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said she is "deeply disappointed" and called for an Ethics Committee investigation of Weiner's actions but stopped short of calling for him to step down.

In a press conference Monday, Weiner admitted to sending a lewd photo of himself to a young woman on Twitter after previously claiming that his account had been hacked and that he was the victim of a prank.

Weiner also acknowledged engaging in "inappropriate" online exchanges with six women and apologized profusely to his wife and the general public for misleading them about his behavior.

The revelations regarding Weiner's actions have drawn comparisons to the recent situation involving former Congressman Chris Lee, R-N.Y., who resigned in February after it was revealed that he sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.

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