Meagan Broussard, the woman who helped bring to light Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Internet transgressions, explained to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday how the New York Democrat communicated with her and sent her photos.
“I just have no idea how I ended up in all this. But obviously, I did. So, I'm just here to tell my side of the story — and get things straight,” Broussard said. “It was actually just, you know, a simple YouTube video of him that I saw. It was the rant about the 9/11 healthcare bill.
“I said wow, that is interesting that someone is that passionate about something,” she said. “Just to see, you know, a politician because I don’t pay attention to politics, really. But that just caught my eye.”
Broussard said she saw the video in April and went to Weiner’s Facebook page.
“Well, I liked something — and then I put a comment with it, ‘hot.’ And so, he friended me,” she said. “We just corresponded back and forth just . . . chatting, that’s it. Just, you know, I mean, chatting every day.
“Hey, how are you doing? Good morning, good night, that sort of thing,” Broussard said. “I don’t want to get . . . too in-depth about what we actually talked about, because it is not important. All I’m saying is that, yes, we corresponded, we talked.”
Hannity asked whether she thought it was “bizarre” when Weiner’s comments began to get sexual and explicit. Broussard said she did.
“But, you know — everybody has their own demons,” she said. “I just thought it was crazy — nuts. But I mean, this isn’t someone I openly engaged in like . . . sexting. It wasn’t like that. It was just like, hey, throw some stuff out there, see if I took the bait. I wasn’t interested really.”
Hannity then asked about the photos.
“Well, I was, you know, this was through the computer — so, I had no intentions of meeting this man. At that time, I was just talking to him,” she said. “This is all a little overwhelming. But at the time I was like wow, you know, that is kind of out there, daredevil.
“I just said . . . I’m not as open as you are, you know, talking about certain things,” Broussard continued. “And he just said . . . I’m open. I'm an open book. Maybe too open is what he said.
“I just thought at the time there’s got to be something,” she said. “There’s way more girls out there. This is not just me. What I thought at the time like, this is something that regularly he’s done all the time. — he’s comfortable.”
Broussard said she thought it was strange that a congressman had so much time on his hands.
“I don’t have time all day long to sit on Facebook —I have a life outside of this,” she said.
Hannity noted that Broussard, who is 26, was young enough to be the 46-year-old Weiner’s daughter.
“I would say, you know, if you are elected to Congress, you know, what are you doing all day long, sitting there?” she said.”I mean, he obviously has some issues with impulse control or something, you know. Maybe he’s searching for something, I don’t know. I can’t speak for him.”
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