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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.