“All you have to do is say no to the question,” said a persistent reporter to Representative Anthony Weiner on Tuesday.
“You’re not answering the question,” said another reporter.
The question, asked multiple times by reporters, is whether or not Weiner sent a tweet containing a lewd photo to a 21-year-old female college student named Gennette Nicole Cordova.
Over the weekend, a tweet did get sent from Weiner’s account to Cordova; the question is if Weiner sent it or a hacker sent it. After the tweet was sent, Weiner immediately claimed he was hacked.
On Tuesday, reporters, at a press briefing, sought to confirm that. Anthony, however, refused to play their game.
There were also questions about why he followed a 21-year-old female college student on Twitter in the first place.
When asked whether Anthony was the one who initiated the Twitter relationship with the student, and if so, how he found her, he refused to answer.
“All you have to do is say no to that question [as well],” a reporter repeated.
Anthony, for his part, is taking the stance that he will not “allow” himself to be distracted by this issue. He thinks there are more important things to talk about, like the US debt ceiling. He has lawyered up for this incident and is refusing to make further comments.
He said will not answer “even one” question and “even the easy questions.”