Rep. McCarthy: Rep. Weiner expected to step down soon

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) says she expects her beleaguered colleague Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) will step down in the near future over his sexting scandal.

WOODBURY - Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) says she expects her beleaguered colleague Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) will step down in the near future over his sexting scandal.

"Hopefully, we're hearing that he might resign in a couple of days," McCarthy says.

The congresswoman's comments come as House Democrats decided not to take any action against Weiner today.

Weiner has been under pressure to resign since he admitted to sending sexually charged photos to women online and lying about it.

This morning on NBC's "Today" show, President Barack Obama weighed in on the scandal, saying that the congressman should step down.

On Saturday, Weiner announced that he was taking a two-week leave of absence, during which time he will seek treatment. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is due back from an overseas trip tomorrow.

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