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Why Won’t Dems Ask For Weiner’s Resignation?

Why Won’t Dems Ask For Weiner’s Resignation?
“No Democrat, that I can find, is saying that Anthony Weiner should step aside,” Sean said opening Tuesday’s show. “Why?” Sean asked incredulously. “Every time a Republican is involved in something like this immediately the leadership says ‘sorry you’ve got to go.’” Ironically, the closest we’ve come to having a Democrat ask for Weiner’s resignation has come from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "I know Congressman Weiner. I wish I could defend him, but I cannot," Reid told reporters. The Nevada Democrat sidestepped direct questions about whether or not the congressman should resign, but the message was clear. "I'm not here to defend Weiner," Reid said, stone-faced. Reid also made it pretty clear he is not interested in helping Weiner. When asked what advice he would give to Weiner if he were to call, Reid responded, “Call somebody else.”

Santorum Joins The Race
Former senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania threw his hat into the 2012 Republican presidential ring yesterday, saying he wants to protect American freedoms that are under attack from President Obama. Santorum’s announcement was buried under the avalanche of news reports of Anthony Weiner’s impromptu press conference so Sean invited the senator on today’s show. Santorum told Sean that Obama has worked to undermine Americans’ liberties and has imposed a national health care plan that saps individual choice. The former senator also accused “The Anointed One” of spending billions of dollars that will add to the debt of future generations and said the president lacks faith in the nation’s potential. “I’m ready to lead. I’m ready to do what has to be done for the next generation, with the courage to fight for freedom, with the courage to fight for America,’’ Santorum said. You can watch Santorum’s press conference in which he announces his candidacy by clicking here.

Should Weiner Resign?
Sean welcomed Tamara Holder, Andrea Tantaros and Kimberly Guilfoyle to the program to debate whether or not Anthony Weiner should resign from office. Kimberly was outraged that he didn’t resign at the press conference. “This is a guy who is completely comfortable telling one bold faced lie after the next and with no genuine real remorse for what he did. I think he’s sorry that he got caught,” Guilfoyle told Sean. Tamara couldn’t defend Weiner’s actions but felt he shouldn’t be forced to resign. You can listen to Tarama’s opinion and all three women battling it out by clicking here.

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Rick Santorum

Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >

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