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His -- -- bazaar photo scandal a distraction for Democrats could have hurt his career.
And -- photo of a man boxer briefs appears under congressman Anthony -- Twitter account on Friday the photos quickly removed.
But it was intended for 21 year old college students -- has been -- won't confirm or deny if he is in that photo when he still insists it's a prank.
That is Twitter account was hacked.
Just does Rick Rick Klein senior Washington editor for ABC news and co host of top line.
Wow well indeed eight -- -- really -- us Twitter accounts I wow look -- people are finally be.
Well good for him he had more followers that this is looking if he said three things this -- hallway he says the picture's not me I didn't send it now want a full investigation that makes it all away.
He's not doing that for whatever reason either he can't say those things honestly or he's having a good time kind of dancing around those questions they're pretty straight -- -- Don't think he's at a fund I really don't mean.
It and the smart they would have been put the lid on to begin with when I first of us on the first story I'm -- -- -- -- by the system restore and for millions believe night.
And now he's got me curious that's right and if he had just said it's not me and it was a prank and -- prominent figure this -- is this all I think this ends -- probably on Friday or Saturday it's a little bit of a -- over the weekend but.
He's keeping alive certainly by giving a series of interviews combative press conferences.
Pushing back -- what reporters are asking on this and he still hasn't.
Answered straightforwardly at least that this basic question about whether he's the person in the photo are.
And what is asked to be you -- to report it that's -- sort of that's a difficult thing because if he if he makes report.
And it's a false report right that's a serious crimes right NN has a lot of people speculating that's not why he's he's going forward with the authorities because I look I.
I think people get their accounts -- all the time never congress gets their account -- and I think that there's legitimate security issues and questions to be raised around that -- you have to worry about that this is a verified account by members from a member of congress everyone knows it's a congressman's Twitter account.
You have to be worried about security.
I think he -- of that's -- and the people I think you can identify themselves and underwear mean.
I had -- -- this whole thing is -- those -- -- -- all the extra double on congress and -- You know we -- carefully select our words because.
He is to say the rock -- I think of the most people have a pretty firm idea how many photos of themselves and their underwear this stuff there.
So you -- rule out those possibilities of the fact that he's dancing around that is not.
Well I imagine Republicans on Capitol Hill are so I'm -- with some amusement although they themselves Redskins and their -- -- -- -- not immune.
I wasn't Democrats and I didn't wish this would go away this is just a distraction of a couple of days and and I think -- a couple days well it is has been so far all -- and what about tomorrow.
I think as long as congress and we -- answers.
Questions about it and keep this alive it'll stay out there looking lives and -- -- and a tough town you don't want scrutiny in New York this tabloids organist to continue on this if it makes for great television compelling storytelling if nothing else he's gonna have to keep answering questions for this.
And anything more members of congress are gonna have the questions put to them speaker Pelosi talked ABC today and told one of my colleagues that look.
If there is an investigation that needs to be launched tonight I leave it to congressman -- to call for that and I think that was a a careful statement that leaves it in his in his -- for now -- so what the next episode so -- it's actually coming -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- him the Democrats certainly -- taking -- as well at best -- -- at -- word at this point saying -- he he -- what he says is true women we have no reason to -- him he's been -- in Michigan to -- -- there's nobody calls from congressional investigations at this stage from either side.
Bet and what it is their political -- ramifications if he doesn't ask for investigation not a himself but from his account been -- he is one of the highest profile liberals in the congress.
-- -- -- -- They're loud voice a well known voice and and a prominent star rising star I think a lot we will consider.
Lot of people talking about him as the next mayor of New York but this is the kind of scandal that sticks with you in unless he puts the questions to -- definitively.
There's just too many good puns and this one for people to forget it.
It would put a pull up on Greta wide outcome of the people believe we're not pound.
-- -- -- with the results are but.
And the more he talks I think -- is like he digs deeper and deeper and I wanna say stop talking it's not knowing that it got helping yourself.
Well when it comes to the basic questions is that you in the photo most people I think could be able to answer that pretty definitively early on they -- it.
He does that he continues -- and I think the questions don't go away until then.
Or it's unless he says look this is all being handled by law enforcement does is it -- -- investigation the whole season's events hiring an attorney himself rather than turning it over to law enforcement all that raises questions I don't try this -- -- -- here it is AM.
-- is if it's not reality according yeah.
I think you made me mason was there he these certainly sounds like he's -- considering this third party -- talking about that and favorable terms before that he's he's been ruling it out for sometimes he would run as an independent this timeline that he laid out that he can do another season.
And be here next spring and be able to then launch admit I haven't heard that laid out exactly I am curious like you poorest of -- these stiffs are.
And -- -- duty in terms of his calculus which of these folks if they get the nomination means he's more likely to try to get in as an independent.
Now I'll never -- -- -- direct thank you.
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