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Thank you very much for being here and good afternoon.
I'd like to take this time to clear up some of the questions.
That have been raised over the past ten days or so and take full responsibility for my actions.
At the outset I'd like to make it clear that I had made terrible mistakes that -- to people I care about the most and deeply sorry.
I've not been honest with myself.
My constituents my friends.
And supporters and the media.
Last Friday night I -- a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message is part of a joke to a woman in Seattle.
Once I realize I posted to Twitter right panicked.
I took it down and said that I had been hacked.
-- and continued with that story to stick to that story which -- the usually regrettable mistake.
This woman was unwittingly dragged into this and there's absolutely no responsibility.
I'm so sorry to disrupt in her life in this way.
To be cleared the picture was of me and I sent it.
And deeply sorry for the pain this has caused right whom up.
And our family.
And my constituents my friends supporters and staff.
In addition over the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter.
FaceBook email and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online.
I've exchanged messages and photos and explicit nature with about six women over the last three years.
For the most part these relation he's communications.
Took place before my marriage -- some have said we took place after.
To be clear I have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time.
I haven't told the truth.
And I've done things -- keep -- regret.
I brought pain to people I care about the most -- people who keep -- me.
And for that I'm deeply sorry.
Apologize to my wife.
-- As well as -- friends and supporters.
And deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and actions.
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