From the Christian Post:
A conservative Christian group sent Louisiana Senator David Vitter, who in 2007 confessed to using the services of a high-profile prostitution ring, a letter Monday calling on him to follow former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s lead and resign.
Several Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, had called for Weiner’s resignation.
Unlike Weiner, Vitter, who admitted to “serious sin” in 2007 after his number was disclosed by the alleged prostitution ring “D.C. Madam,” never faced the same pressure from fellow Republicans to resign following his scandal.
In the letter, Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, based in Forest, Va., said Republicans are “committing outright hypocrisy” as long as Vitter stays in office, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
“There are a lot of people that I think are committing outright hypocrisy and are forced to do so as long as he (Vitter) remains in office,” said Glover.
“I don’t think the senator should put those folks in the untenable position of having to pragmatically defend his presence in the Senate.”
Family Policy Network plans to publish an article on its website tomorrow that reads, “So what did Republican leaders do about Senator Vitter? They let him off the hook.”
On the day Weiner said he was stepping down, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was asked about his views on Vitter’s case.
“I don’t think Vitter should be there. Absolutely not,” O’Reilly responded.
Over the weekend, Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger whose work helped bring down Weiner, also commented on Vitter, saying he was “not a fan.”
“I tend to think all these guys who behave this way put themselves in a position to be blackmailed,” said Breitbart told a Netroots Nation activist.
I don’t know why everyone is so worried about the blackmail and ridicule factor when it comes to
Diaper David Vitter. I, for one, have nothing but respect for the guy, and I’m shocked by the reaction.