The Washington Times - June 11, 2011, 03:51PM

Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, sought treatment amid mounting pressure from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill to resign immediately. Below is an e-mail statement from Rep. Weiner’s spokeswoman Risa Heller to the Water Cooler:

“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person. In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well. Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents.”