Carney says Congressman’s behavior, dishonesty were “inappropriate” during AF1 gaggle Monday.
Arrival in NC at 11:05 am.
Jay Carney gaggled aboard AF1, and commented for the first time on Anthony Weiner:
Is his service in Congress in the nation’s best interest?
“The president feels, we feel at the White House, this is a distraction, as Congressman Weiner has said himself, his behavior was inappropriate, dishonesty was inappropriate. But the president is focused on his job which is getting this economy continuing to grow, creating jobs and ensuring the safety and security of the American people.”
Were top aides involved in the calls for resignation?
“Not that I’m aware of.”
Should he resign?
“I answered that question. We think it’s a distraction from the important business that this president needs to conduct and congress need to conduct. Beyond that I don’t have any comment.”