Whoops: Faith-based congressional candidate leaves porn tabs open in a screenshot

Whoops: Faith-based congressional candidate leaves porn tabs open in a screenshot

Mike Webb is a congressional hopeful out of Virginia’s 8th district. He’s also the kind of guy that would (seemingly) appreciate a bit of alone time and a box of tissues.

The unlucky candidate accidentally uploaded a screenshot to his Facebook page and forgot to close two tabs to Pornhub. The tabs, titled  ‘Layla Rivera Tight Body’ and ‘Ivone Sexy Amateur,’ seem to show the congressional hopeful already acting, well, pretty congressional.

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Credit: Gawker

Webb, the self-described “faith-based” candidate is presumably against pornography of all sorts, which is probably why he offered up a bullshit explanation. You can read the entire thing here, but it’s far too long-winded to post in its entirety. Essentially, Webb blamed the entire thing on “research” and then backed away slowly.

He also provided a comment to Gawker, here is the relevant part:

From a faith based perspective and as a preacher’s kid, I probably would not be comfortable with “adult” topics, but politically, within certain parameters, as a conservative with many libertarian ideas, it can and should be discussed. In this campaign and in the exploratory phases we touched on dating sites and the song” that entraps many in Nigerian scams and we have on many occasions discussed the taboo topic of forcible sexual abuse that in 2014 in Virginia found young white girls below the ages of 17 exponentially more likely the victims than any other than victims of this crime, and, in our own Falls Church, we have some brave parents continue to break the silence with their “We Support the Girls” campaign. So, from that perspective, I do not really see a problem with the viewing of some tabs on a screenshot, even if it does show the scrutiny to which some candidates for office are subjected. In December one viewer blew up images from my social media page to suggest that I was engaging in subliminal messaging.

If it helps, we don’t think it’s subliminal messaging you’re engaging in.

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