8 June 2011 12:53 PM, PDT | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

Anthony Weiner's former girlfriend, Kirsten Powers, defended him on TV to millions of people after he insisted to her that he didn't send lewd photos on Twitter. Now she takes him to task for his rampant misogyny-and says he must resign immediately.

Anthony Weiner lied to the country about his sexual misconduct online. He also lied to me.

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I had been defending him, based on what he told me, but no more. Weiner must resign from Congress immediately.

This has not been my previous position during the scandal, but as I have recovered from the shock of seeing an old friend's life unravel and have had time to get my mind around the extensive and sociopathic lying in which he engaged, there seems to be no other choice than for him to step aside and stop hurting his family, »

- Kirsten Powers

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