Hillary Clinton surrogate Jennifer Granholm bristled at questions Monday on MSNBC about Anthony Weiner’s sexting habits that have again earned him embarrassing headlines, saying she had "no idea" what was going on in his head.
Self-taken explicit photos of Weiner that he sent to a "busty brunette" were published by the New York Post on Sunday night, one of them showing his young son lying in bed next to him.
The fallout has been swift. Weiner’s wife, longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, announced she was separating from him the morning after the story was published. The left-leaning New York Daily News then dropped the Democrat as a guest columnist, and he appeared to delete his Twitter account.
MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell ran through a brief history of Weiner’s bizarre behavior while interviewing Granholm, beginning with his resignation from Congress in 2011 and then the derailment of his 2013 New York mayoral bid, both because of his sexting habits.
"Even people close to the Clintons questioned why put yourself out there, running for mayor in the media capital of the world, and then of course another instance–" Mitchell started.
"Are you asking me to explain, to get into his head and say how this could have possibly—I have no idea," Granholm said. "I have no idea."
"But there is a political fallout for this," Mitchell said.
"I’m certain he has his own fallout," Granholm said. "I can’t imagine that this brushes onto the Clinton campaign. It is a private matter. It should remain a private matter, and Donald Trump should focus on his debate prep."
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has previously called Weiner a "pervert sleaze," released a statement that Abedin was making a wise decision to leave Weiner. He added he was afraid Weiner may have been exposed to classified information due to his marriage to Abedin.
Granholm called such allegations "ridiculous."