Rep. Weiner a no-show at Israel Day Parade

June 6, 2011 3:32:22 AM PDT
To say there was a shortage of support for embattled Congressman Anthony Weiner at the annual Israeli parade Sunday would be generous.

"I think he just made himself look silly and if he didn't send it and he really was hacked, he should have said I know nothing about it instead of people making fun of my name," one marcher said.

It's an event Weiner has consistently participated in, dating back to his days as a councilman in the 90s. But on this day, he was a no show.

Weiner made a series of comments all focused around the photo of a man's crotch sent from his Twitter account, if it's him and how it ended up in the account of a 21-year-old female college student.

Right out of the gate, Weiner insisted he did not send the photo. But what followed is what many consider a series of gray answers from the normally media savvy New York Democrat.

The more he talked, the more he raised questions. That is, until Thursday, when the seven-term Congressman told reporters he would no longer talk about the now infamous photo.

Other politicians seemed to also not want to discuss the incident anymore.

"Congressman Weiner is a very good friend of mine and he loves Israel and the Congressman has a right to make his own decisions," Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said.

Senator Charles Schumer also declined to comment on Weiner's absence saying "Today's a parade to celebrate."