Anthony Weiner: Could be other photos out there
The Anthony Weiner Comeback Tour continued Wednesday with a spate of on-camera interviews where he hinted there could be more lewd photos of himself on the Internet.
“If reporters want to go try to find more, I can’t say that they’re not going to be able to find another picture or find another person who may want to come out on their own, but I’m not going to contribute to that. The basics of the story are not gonna change,” he told RNN.
When it comes to the number of women Weiner flirted with in the “sexting” scandal that led to his resignation, he told ABC/7: “It’s not 20 and it’s not 100.”
The ex-rep parried with several reporters who wanted to know what he was thinking when he sent dirty photographs to women on the Internet — a question he acknowledged he gets repeatedly.
“I hate to say this, but I wasn’t thinking. I just don’t know how to explain it,” Weiner told CBS New York.
He also told the reporters that he must make a final decision on a run for mayor in days or weeks.
“The first threshold is asking people to take a hard look at the ideas that I have and say, ‘All right, I’m prepared to give him a second look, a second chance,’” he told ABC/7.
Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 after admitting — following days of claiming he was hacked — that he posted an underwear-clad picture of himself on Twitter by mistake.
A recent poll of Democrats by Quinnipiac University showed that Weiner comes in second at 15% in the mayoral primary behind the front-runner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who earned 28%.