On Current TV yesterday, Ellison became the first politician to publicly endorse Anthony Weiner's prospective New York City mayoral campaign. Yes, that Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who not two years ago had to resign after accidentally sending a picture of his manhood into the twitterverse.
"Anthony's a good guy in my opinion," Ellison told Current host Bill Press. "Now, he should've came clean once he got busted, you know, and I'm sorry he didn't do that. But he's sorry he didn't do that. And his wife's sorry he didn't do that."
(That's a good lesson for future reference, congresspeople. The time to come clean is after you have already been caught.)
"Look man, nobody here is perfect," he continued. "Anthony was a great congressman, in my opinion. And he's dealt with his issues and everybody has issues. So I'd love to see Anthony Weiner be mayor of New York. I hereby endorse Anthony."
Watch the full interview here: