Paul Ryan: I'm Not Anthony Weiner

Thursday, 29 May 2014 05:31 PM

By Lisa Degnen

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Paul Ryan says people keep mistaking him for Anthony Weiner.

Michigan's mlive.com reports that the congressman had his fellow Republicans in stitches when he told them at an event on Wednesday that he has had more than his share of "humbling moments" since coming to Washington.

He told the crowd at the Bucks Run Golf Club in Mount Pleasant, Mich., about his strangest case of mistaken identity is when people think he is disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who stepped down in 2011 over a sexting scandal.

"I went on this flight a week later," Ryan said according to the report. "And the flight attendants were looking at me; and they were sort of looking at me and pointing at me. And then, finally one of them comes up to me and says, 'You're somebody famous, aren't you? Are you Anthony Weiner?'

"I've been confused for Anthony Weiner twice now. I don't know how this keeps happening."

He also got laughs and groans from his story of a woman who wanted to take a picture with him because she was convinced he was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

"We finally got somebody walking by to take a picture with her phone," Ryan said according to the site Mlive.com. "Then she said, 'It's so nice to finally meet you Gov. Walker. I've always wanted to meet you in person.'"

Aside from the laughs, Ryan was also at the event to support Michigan Republican Dave Camp, who recently announced that he will not be running for Congress again in 2014.

Ryan said Camp was the author of the Republican Party's plan to address the country's "looming fiscal crisis."

"I just wanted to come over from Janesville, Wisc., this morning to thank you for sending us Dave Camp," he told the crowd, mlive.com reported.

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