Owens: Weiner should resign, scandal a 'distraction'

Add North Country Congressman Bill Owens to the growing list of Washington politicians calling for Anthony Weiner's resignation.

The Democrat from New York's 23rd Congressional District says the scandal involving Weiner, a Democrat from Queens, is becoming a major distraction.

"In light of continuing developments in this situation, resignation from office is Congressman Weiner's only option," Owens said over the weekend.

Weiner admitted recently that he's been sending sexually explicit messages to women on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

"This kind of distraction is unnecessary and only stands in the way of the important work we have in front of us to create jobs and to reduce the debt and the deficit," he added.

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