Weiner Gets Combative About Lewd Twitter Photo

By Mary Collins

Weiner Gets Combative About Lewd Twitter Photo

June 1, 2011 Updated Jun 1, 2011 at 11:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON D.C.. (Indiana's NewsCenter)-- Rep. Anthony Weiner’s response to the controversy around a lewd photo posted from his Twitter account went from dismissive and joking over the weekend to frustrated and combative Tuesday in Washington.

Weiner, D-N.Y., did not answer questions from reporters on Capitol Hill, calling focus on the photo, which was sent from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college student who followed him on the social networking site, a distraction.

Weiner tweeted over the weekend that his account had been “hacked” and that led to the photo of a man’s lower half in boxer briefs being transmitted to the student.

But the Congressman and his staff did not say any more or deny that the man shown in the photo was Weiner or explain why he was following a 21-year-old college student from Washington state on the site.

And while he said he was hacked, the congressman has not asked the United States Capitol Police to conduct an investigation into the posting of the photo.

In addition to no longer taking questions about the matter, Weiner has hired a lawyer to represent him.

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