Reporting Marcia Kramer
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner abruptly cancelled a speech scheduled for Friday night in Wisconsin. According to the Washington Post, he’s heading to New York to spend the weekend with his wife, after a week of controversy surrounding a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.
Weiner once again dodged questions on his way into Capitol Hill on Friday.
“I don’t have anything more. I spoke to a lot of press in the last few days. I don’t have anything really more for you,” Rep. Weiner said.
But CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer tracked down one man who might be able to shed some light on the Twitter scandal.
Voters in the six-term Democrat’s district are clamoring for answers. The first question is whether the bulging briefs photo sent from his Twitter account to a pretty co-ed is him. Weiner said he can’t say “with certitude” whether it is or it isn’t.
“He needs to come out and tell the truth,” Forest Hills resident Elizabeth Declet said.
Believe it or not, there is one man in New York City who can shed some light on Rep. Weiner’s dirty little secret, but he won’t come clean.
Kramer spoke to the man who does the congressman’s laundry at a Laundromat in Queens. She showed him a picture of the “unmentionables” in question.
Kramer: “Have you ever done a pair of underwear like that for him?”
Man: “I don’t know, too many things, so I don’t know.”
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The laundry worker didn’t want to lose Weiner’s business by divulging details about his “privates,” but customers have strong feelings.
“The thought of my underwear spinning in the same machine as that creepy looking guy does rather creep me out,” Steve Katz said.
“I think he should just come clean and say I may have done something like this in my youth and, unfortunately, someone got a hold of the material and I’ve gone to the police,” Stewart Berland added.
Congress adjourned for the weekend, leaving another question: When will the congressman return to his Forest Hills neighborhood?
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