Days after a blogger known for outing closeted gay politicians reported that embattled Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk was gay, Kirk awkwardly denied the claims to a WGN reporter.
Kirk is currently under fire after reports surfaced about multiple errors regarding his military service record. In the midst of the military record drama, blogger Mike Rogers published a story citing multiple sources who claim Kirk is a homosexual.
Activist blogger Rogers tends to target politicians with antigay voting records, and previously "outed" Sen. Larry Craig and Rep. Mark Foley.
Two men, whose names were not given, told Rogers they had sexual relations with Kirk while he was in college.
The post also claims that Kirk alluded to his homosexuality to Rogers himself at a 2004 party in Washington:
It was at that party that I met Mark Kirk. I was introduced to him by the person I came with and at the time did not realize he was a member of the House. As my friend walked away, Kirk asked me if the man who introduced us was "single or attached." When I said that he had a partner, Kirk replied disappointingly, "oh, well." At the end of that interaction I walked away and didn't think much of it at the time.
On Thursday, a WGN reporter questioning Kirk about his false military claims gave him a chance to address the gay rumors.
Reporter: You said you are not gay? Why do the bloggers keep saying that?
Kirk: Because I guess I got divorced, but I hope to remarry one day.
Reporter: To a woman?
Kirk divorced his wife Kimberly Vertolli last year. She has insisted to various media outlets that her ex-husband is not gay. Last year, Kirk, a Republican vying for President Obama's former senate seat, faced attacks from birther Andy Martin claiming that Kirk was gay. He denied the claims then as well.
WATCH the WGN reporter question Kirk about his sexuality here: