Reinstated MSNBC host Ed Schultz wants Weiner to ‘take one for the team,’ resign

By Kase Wickman
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 10:58 EDT
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In his first night back on the air at MSNBC after a suspension for calling radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut,” Ed Schultz was already raising eyebrows by reprimanding another public figure for his behavior.

Schultz called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign over his lewd Twitter photo scandal, and “take one for the team.”

“There is only one person who can end this story: you,” Schultz said, explaining that Weiner’s behavior hurt his constituents and causes he fought for in Congress, and that these causes deserve his full focus.

“There has to be more restitution than just stepping up and saying, ‘I’m sorry’,” Schultz said.

Watch the clip below, which originally aired on MSNBC June 6, 2011, embedded via Mediaite.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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