NEW YORK (AP) -- A spokesman for New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) says a lewd photograph sent from the Democrat's Twitter account is just "a distraction" perpetrated by a hacker.
Weiner spokesman Dave Arnold told The Associated Press in an email Sunday the Twitter episode was "a distraction" from the congressman's "important work representing his constituents."
The photo showed a man's bulging underpants.
It first was reported Saturday by BigGovernment.com, a website run by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. The site said the photo was tweeted to a woman in Seattle.
The photo was quickly deleted.
Weiner later joked about it on Twitter, asking whether his kitchen blender would be next to "attack" him.