CNN reporters press Rep. Weiner on Twitter controversy
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) tells CNN he will no longer discuss a controversy surrounding a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account. Read a full transcript of the exchange at CNN.com. A highlight is after the jump.
DANA BASH, CNN SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Congressman, could you just ask — answer point blank, you say that you were hacked, which is potentially a crime. So why haven’t you asked the Capitol Police for any law enforcement to investigate?
REP. ANTHONY WEINER (D), NEW YORK: Look, this was a prank that I’ve now been talking about for a couple of days. I am not going to allow it to decide what I talk about for the next week or the next two weeks. And so I’m not going to be giving you anything more about that today. I think I’ve been pretty responsive to you in the past.
BASH: But — but with respect, you’re here, which we — which we appreciate, but you’re not answering the questions. Can you just say why you haven’t asked law enforcement to investigate what you are alleging is a crime?
WEINER: You — you know, Dana, if I was giving a speech to 45,000 people and someone in the back of the room threw a pie or yelled out an insult, would I spent the next two hours responding to that? No.