The No. 1 House Republican has refused to enter the fray regarding a lewd photo sent from Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account.
“You’ll have to talk to Representative Weiner about that,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner when asked about the incident during his weekly capitol briefly with reporters Thursday.
When another reporter followed up the speaker’s response by asking if the House ethics committee should review the matter, the Ohio Republican evaded the question and repeated; “I think you’ll have to talk to Representative Weiner about these issues.”
Mr. Weiner, an outspoken New York City Democrat, has spent the week responding to questions about a photo of an unidentified man wearing boxer shots sent from his Twitter account last weekend to a Seattle college student.
Mr. Weiner, who has dismissed the incident as a prank, said he “follows” the student on Twitter but doesn’t know her.