“You mentioned this back in 2004, that this was a concern of yours,” MacCallum inquired, referencing an Atlantic story that described Rove spreading a “rumor that Weaver had made a pass at a young man at a state Republican function.” At the time, the paper referred to the claim as a “lie.”
Rove responded to MacCallum, adding “I’ve actually know about this pattern of behavior since 1988.”
”All I want to say is that the 21 statements from those 21 young men that talked about how they were approached by Mr. Weaver — that statement speaks for itself. I don’t have anything to add to it. It’s a sad, sad, chapter,” he added.