New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner is under pressure to resign, not just because of his lewd photos, but because of the effect the scandal is having on Congressional business.

Fox News Radio's Steve Taylor reports from Washington...

The White House is weighing in on the scandal for the first time.

Speaking to reporters en route to President Obama's speech in Raleigh, NC, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the President views the situation as a "distraction"...

In a later broadcast interview, President Obama said he would resign if he were in Weiner's position.

Leadership on both sides say this scandal is a distraction and needs a quick resolution.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tells NBC's "Meet the Press" there's only one way for this to go...

The House Minority Whip, Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer, tells CBS's "Face the Nation" that action to expel Weiner from Congress would be too time-consuming...

Protesters gathered outside Weiner's office in the Kew Gardens section of Queens in New York City.

They, too, demanded the Congressman's resignation...

Kevin Hiltunen was among the constituents there...

The Congressman won't be returning right away to Capitol Hill, instead electing to seek help.  That's according to his spokeswoman Risa Heller who released the following statement Saturday:

"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."