June 6, 2011
Wiener, plagued by photo flap, skips Celebrate Israel Parade
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner skipped the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York as reports emerged of a second illicit Internet interaction.
Weiner (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish and one of the most ardent supporters of Israel in Congress, is usually a reliable appearance at the annual parade and other Israel-related events.
He canceled all appearances this weekend, however, apparently laying low after a lewd photo was sent last week from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college student in Seattle, Wash.
Weiner has said his Twitter account was hacked, and he deleted the photo almost as soon as it appeared. The student has denied any interaction with the congressman.
Weiner has said also that he cannot say “with certitude” if the picture is of him.
Andrew Breitbart, a conservative provocatuer, said Monday that he had evidence of other Internet interactions with women. By midday, Breitbart had posted two inoffensive pictures that Weiner apparently had taken of himself.