State Dept. Does About-Face, Admits Kerry Was ‘Briefly’ On Yacht In Nantucket

July 5, 2013 5:56 PM
State Dept. Does About-Face, Admits Kerry Was ‘Briefly’ On Yacht In Nantucket
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" BOSTON (CBS) — The State Department admitted Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry was “briefly” on his yacht in Nantucket Wednesday, as Egypt’s military ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

CBS This Morning senior producer in Washington Mosheh Oinounou tweeted a photo of the “Isabel” and reported that a producer had spotted Kerry on board Wednesday.

CBS News obtained photo of Kerry on boat Wednesday. (CBS)

Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report and wanted CBS to issue a correction.

“Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in a statement.

The Boston Herald later reported Kerry, who owns a house and a yacht on the island, was seen at July Fourth festivities on Main Street in jeans and a light-colored polo shirt "

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