Rigell, according to the report, has been following salacious accounts such as “Let There Be Porn,” “Fast Lane Mag,” “Hottest Phone Sex” and “Sexoroid.” Not exactly behavior becoming of a Congressman.
Turns out there is a simple explanation for the blunder. Rigell’s office uses software that is set up to make Rigell’s account automatically follow anyone who follows him.
“Although we try and monitor for spam-like actions such as this, there are some that do get through,” Rigell Communication Director Crystal Cameron told Fox. “We were completely unaware of this, and our new media people have taken immediate action to disable the program and remove any inappropriate content.”
After being contacted by Fox, Rigell’s office stopped following the controversial accounts.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.