D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham issued a statement on Monday saying he met with Mayor Vincent Gray. Last week, Graham spoke to Gray by phone after three other council members called on Gray to step down.
Graham said in his statement, "Today, I met with the Mayor. I restated my firm belief that he should provide a formal statement on the campaign issues in an appropriate setting with opportunity for questions. This is important for a questioning public that wants the best and most accurate information."
"In my opinion, these difficult times require patience and forbearance. I have confidence in the U.S. Attorney to ferret out the truth in this matter. I want to wait for further developments before taking any other action."
There has been no indication that Mayor Gray will follow Graham's advice. The Mayor has said under advice from his lawyer he is unable to speak about illegal activity carried out by others during his campaign.
Councilmembers David Catania, Mary Cheh and Muriel Bowser asked Gray to resign. Graham is not willing to ask the Mayor to step down at this point.
"I agree with Chairman Phil Mendelson that restraint is in order until such time that ‘the United States Attorney actually asserts that the Mayor himself has done something wrong,"' Graham also said in his statement.