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Cantor Advises Weiner to ‘Come Clean’ in Twitter Flap
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WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to "come clean" about a controversy over a lewd photo.

Cantor made his comments in a television interview on Thursday, as Weiner endured a fourth day on the receiving end of questions about a photo of a man in his underwear that was sent from his Twitter account. The photo was sent to a 21-year-old female college student who is a Twitter follower of Weiner's.

Weiner says that he did not send the photo and that his Twitter account had been hacked. However, he has said that he "cannot say with certitude" that the photo isn't of him. He says he asked a law firm specializing in hacking to investigate, but will not refer the matter to law enforcement, explaining that it would be a waste of taxpayer money for what he calls a prank.

The recipient says she never received the photo and does not have any relationship with Weiner.

Cantor, the most senior Jewish lawmaker in congressional history, told the Fox News Channel that his "advice would be to come clean and clear it up, I know there's been a lot of explaining going on without a lot of clarity

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06/06/2011 - 20:11
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He said that he didn't send it. He didn't say that it wasn't his photo. Also, his flippant comments to reporters just reinforces the image of an arrogant, out of control, partisan and strident politician that feels he is above it all.
A little humility from Mr. Weiner would go a long way.

On the other hand he deserves a round of applause for being straight about his criticism of the President regarding his ill-conceived 67' borders speech.

Weiner could not be more clear. He said that he did not send the photo.

When one says that another should 'come clean', it implies that the other is refusing to accept guilt. Cantor's statement is a political attack.

Can we take a moment here and stop calling a member of Congress a Jew
or a Catholic etc., etc. They are our elected Reps. like it or not. Rep. Weiner
made a bad call here - and will pay for it. However, you should hear some of
the comments about Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of the DNC - VERY anti-
Semetic indeed. This present regime takes a particular delight in dividing
our country - it is our job to see that does not happen. . .

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