Paul Ryan Keeps Getting Confused For Anthony Weiner For Some Reason

05/29/2014 09:50 am ET | Updated May 29, 2014
  • Ashley Alman Politics Social Media Editor, The Huffington Post

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may have a reputation for being a good-looking, iron-pumping contender for the Republican bid in 2016. But it turns out the former vice presidential candidate doesn't enjoy the same facial recognition outside of Washington as he does inside the Beltway.

Ryan told a group of Republicans in Michigan on Wednesday that he has repeatedly been confused for other politicians -- most notably Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and former New York congressman Anthony Weiner.

"I've been confused for Anthony Weiner twice now. I don't know how this keeps happening," Ryan said.

Watch Ryan's comments above.

Weiner's reputation was severely tarnished during his campaign for the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor in 2013. The candidate was chastised for sexting women under the pseudonym "Carlos Danger." Weiner conceded the race with 5 percent of the vote.

Weiner responded to Ryan's comments on Thursday, telling Business Insider that the confusion is "the final insult."

"How much more can I bear?" he asked.

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