If you’re sick and tired of your New York congressmen showing off a little too much skin because they’re pretty bad at the internet, Daniel Donovan says he’s your man because he doesn’t even know how to get naked on the internet.
Donovan is the Staten Island District Attorney, and he’s also the Republican candidate in the special election to replace ousted 11th district congressman Michael Grimm. Speaking to the Brooklyn South Conservative Club earlier this week, Donovan had a promise for anyone who would put him in office:
I’ll never embarrass you with dick pics. Via New York Observer:
“I think people go down there, they get Washington-ized, they forget that three-quarters of a million people sent them down there to represent them. That’s why they call it the House of Representatives: you are a representative of the people in your community and I will make you proud,” he said. “I will never embarrass you. I’ve run four times, I’ve been vetted up and down, there’s nothing in my background that’s going to embarrass you. And I am too old to know how to put a naked photograph of myself on the Internet.”
— Hurshal (@Hurshal) March 13, 2015
Why would he even bring this up?
Well, you might recall that the state of New York has a bit of an issue with male politicians and their wieners. You probably remember Anthony Weiner, who’s actual wiener got him in big trouble in 2011. You might also remember Christopher Lee from New York’s 26th, who also resigned in 2011 after shirtless photos that he used to solicit a woman on Craigslist emerged.
Donovan is the frontrunner in the race to replace Grimm, who resigned his seat last December after pleading guilty to felony tax fraud.