House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) condemned actions by New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner -- both former Democratic colleagues in the House -- and said they may be better off working to better themselves out of the limelight.
"If they're clueless, get a clue," she said Thursday at a press conference. "If they need therapy, do it in private."
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after admitting he sent inappropriate photos and messages to a young woman, and acknowledged this week that he continued that behavior well after his congressional career was over.
Pelosi called their actions disrespectful and wrong, but said it was "up to the people of New York" whether Weiner should stay in the race.
"The conduct of some of these people that we're talking about here is reprehensible," she said. "It is so disrespectful of women, and what's really stunning about it is they don't even realize. They don't have a clue."
The minority leader did not mince words when asked last week about Filner's actions.
"Don't identify him as my former colleague," she told reporters.