New Mexico REPUBLICAN Politician Frolicked In Philippines Sex District
You probably have never heard of New Mexico politician Michael Wiener. Neither had a Seattle photographer when he ran into him one night last month in a Philippines sex district.
Wiener was spending time in the Angeles City red light district when he apparently stopped a photographer on the street to take a picture of him posing with a quartet of scantily clad women in an area well known as a hub of prostitution.
It turned out, however, the photographer was not just some American tourist taking in the sights. He was a professional photographer named John Keatley, who was in the country documenting the sex tourism industry.
Now, the Bernalillo County commissioner and ex-state senator is facing questions about what exactly he was doing there after the photographer posted the photos online along with a description of the encounter.
This isn’t the first time Wiener has faced questions over his actions. He was cleared in an investigation (paywall) last year after a female staffer in the county complained that he sexually harassed her by complimenting her on her looks and making jokes like “Did you know that the (County Commission) now has a Wiener and a Johnson on it?” He acknowledged making the joke but said he didn’t mean for it to be sexual.
Wiener was also forced to apologize in 2010 after sending out an email with a joke that “makes reference to President Barack Obama, African-Americans, showers and prisons,” according to another New Mexico television station.