catfish5 said"Despite this, a number of the Republicans who are actively calling for the resignation of Anthony Weiner didn't just back Vitter during his re-election campaign, they contributed to his campaign. In fact, 27 prominent Republicans gave a total of $161,700 to Vitter's 2010 re-election campaign."
Vitter's crime was more reprehensible, in my opinion.
Using a prostitute is a form of sexual violence. Sexting is something tweens do.
Well that is all up to an individual opinion about this but I am not sure what the talk about hypocrisy is about.
A few Republicans asked for Weiner to resign. But Democrats including the leadership wanted him out as well.
It really was not a partisan fight about him leaving. It sure was in the news , but It was getting harder and harder to find anyone who thought he should stay.
The reason why it stayed in the news for 3 weeks unfortunately for Weiner is that 1)he blatantly lied., 2 ) act involved a visual ( pictures and twitter) something that has mass news media appeal.
Stories about a Senator and a prostitute , big deal..., do most Americans read pass the buy-line on that story?
How could he pull of a Weiner 2.0 ? without everyone rehashing his pictures in there mind.?
If it makes you feel better you can go along with this straw man analysis, but I do not see the specific GOP hypocrisy. There are recent examples of Republican's booted for much less.
Frankly there are worse crooks in the Dem party. Like Charlie Rangle , who should be in prison . It is sort of unfair about Weiner, as he twitter fiasco made him seem more normal in my eyes than the progressive zealot i thought he was before this.