Embattled Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., called a press conference Friday... but then refused to talk about the alleged FBI investigation into whether he secretly funneled money to the failed congressional campaign of Democrat Justin Sternad. Why? Rivera said that because he was physically in his district office, he could only discuss official government business. Asked to go outside and discuss the investigation, Rivera declined. Local 10:
Rep. David Rivera (R- Miami) summoned reporters to his district office Friday morning for a news conference, but refused to speak about anything but the stated purpose -- deferred action for undocumented children.
But when asked about the ongoing FBI investigation into his reported ties to former congressional candidate Justin Lamar Sternad, a Democrat, Rivera said he couldn't talk about it in his district office.
"In a federal legislative office, we can only do official government business," Rivera said. "Anything campaign-related, we have to talk about outside."
We asked Rivera to step outside to answer questions, but he refused.