Republican Politician Makes Excuse for Photo on Grindr (NSFW)

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on Advocate.com August 26 2011 5:05 PM ET

Republican Puerto Rican senator Roberto Arango won't say he didn't take a photo that appeared on his alleged profile on gay hookup site Grindr, and more very explicit photos have surfaced, reports Gawker.

When confronted with the shirtless photo of a man holding an iPhone to block his face, Arango wouldn't confirm or deny that he took it or that the Grindr profile belongs to him. "You know I've been losing weight," Aango says. "As I shed that weight, I've been taking pictures. I don't remember taking this particular picture but I'm not gonna say I didn't take it. I'd tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don't."

Arango, who is a member of the Puerto Rican Senate, was vice-chair for George W. Bush's 2004 Puerto Rico campaign. Other nude photos have also surfaced that are being attributed to Arango and said to have been shared on Grindr. Puerto Rican TV show Dando Candelaobtained old public images of Roberto wearing the same necklace he's wearing in the main Grindr photo.



Watch the moment news cameras confronted the politician in video below, but it's not in English.