"While showing little concern for the missing former intern, he has spun, stalled and stonewalled, refusing to face the media or his constituents — whose questions have been spurred in part by his own bizarre behavior," the paper wrote.
The Bee editorial also appeared on the front page of the newspaper's Web site, and is signed by president and publisher Lynn Dickerson and editor Mark S. Vasche.
Ironically, the front page of Condit's congressional Web site features a reprint of a Bee article on his then-wide appeal in his home district. The reprint features a link to the Bee which, once clicked, takes the viewer directly to the call for Condit's resignation.
Courier Also Demands Resignation
The Bee is the second local paper to call for Condit's resignation. Last week, the weekly Ceres Courier also asked the congressman to step down.
"The sordid details of his numerous alleged affairs splashed throughout the pages of grocery store tabloids has brought about embarrassment for not only his supporters but those who reside within the 18th Congressional District," the Courier editorial, written by editor Jeff Benziger, read.
Condit, who has been in seclusion at his Ceres, Calf., home since Congress began a monthlong recess last week, did not respond to that editorial.