Conservative Christian Group Calls on Vitter To Resign (Yes, You Read That Right)

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Conservative Christian Group Calls on Vitter To Resign (Yes, You Read That Right)

Jodi Jacobson

Our colleagues at PoliticsUsa report today that the Family Policy Network is calling on Senator David Vitter to "follow the lead of Anthony Weiner" and resign.

PoliticsUSA reports this afternoon that the president of the christian conservative Family Policy Network, “a group best known for confronting homosexuals and telling them their ways of life are making Jeebus cry,” sent a letter to Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) today calling on him to follow the lead of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and resign.

“It’s kinda scary that it took a christian fundamentalist group to point out the hypocrisy,” writes Michael Hayne, “but I guess there are miracles.”

According to Hayne, Family Policy Network President Joe Glover added in his letter that Republicans “are committing outright hypocrisy” as long Vitter remains in office.

There are a lot of people that I think are committing outright hypocrisy and are forced to do so as long as he (Vitter) remains in office,” said Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, based in Forest, Va. “I don’t think the senator should put those folks in the untenable position of having to pragmatically defend his presence in the Senate.”

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Glover noted, for example, that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had called on Weiner to resign, but had also contributed to Vitter’s 2010 re-election campaign.

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