Pelosi formalizes request to investigate a New York congressman

Washington, June 7. The Democratic minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, today formalized his request for Congress to investigate New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who has sparked an uproar online after sending a picture of him in underpants.

Pelosi, which on Monday expressed its "disappointment" at the conduct of the Democrat, today sent a short letter to the Ethics Committee of the House to investigate whether Weiner violated the ethics regulations of the legislature.

For its part, the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Harry Reid, said Weiner's behavior is indefensible.

"I know Congressman Weiner. I wish there were some way to defend it, but I can not," said Reid.

On Monday, in a tearful news conference in New York, Weiner admitted his behavior "inappropriate" with six women through Facebook, and that he himself was a college student sent a photo of him in his underwear through your account in Twitter.

Since last May 27, Weiner had denied that the photo was his and insisted that his account had been infiltrated by a hacker and the picture may have been altered.

Weiner was forced to make his public confession after RadarOnline.com website disclosure of sexually explicit message that the legislator allegedly sent to a woman through Facebook.

The lawmaker apologized for the "terrible mistakes" and "pain" that the scandal has caused his wife Huma Abedin, her colleagues and employees, but said he did not intend to resign as the representative of district No. 9 in New York.

However, several Democratic leaders Pelosi supported the request to investigate the actions of Weiner.

The chairman of the Election Campaign Committee Democratic Congress, Steve Israel, said Weiner's behavior is a disgrace to himself, his family, and for the lower house, and therefore supports the research.