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Jun 14, 2011

Obama: I may resign

WASHINGTON - In response to the sex scandal that experienced by a member of the Congress of the United States (U.S.) Anthony Wiener, President Barack Obama said he would resign when experiencing something similar.

"I can assure you, if it (sex scandal) happened to me, certainly I will resign," Obama said in an interview with NBC News, as quoted by AFP on Tuesday (06/14/2011).

As previously known, Weiner tripped over a sex scandal involving himself with several women who became constituents. Members of Congress from the Democratic Party is caught having an affair with the woman and sending half-naked photos. In fact, he also sent in his pants.

After the scandal the strongest, the pressure to resign Weiner continued to strengthen. But he insisted did not want to leave his post as U.S. congressman representing New York.

"Weiner seems to embarrass himself. Made aware of it. He humiliated his wife and family. There will be a decision issued for him,"continued President Obama.

Wiener's insistence to continue to strengthen retreat including an appeal from Pjuga come from the leadership of the House Nancy Pelosi. The push back is also expressed other Democratic leaders, including Party Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schutz.

U.S. House Ethics Committee on Monday, June 13 conduct a preliminary investigation on this case. This could turn into an intensive investigation when Weiner refused to resign. If it is ultimately backed Weiner, ethics committee has no jurisdiction to investigate.