(USA TODAY/WUSA9) -- Maryland's attorney general, an outspoken opponent of underage drinking, says it was not his responsibility as a parent or a high-ranking law enforcement official to intervene at a teen beach party in June where alcohol was apparently served, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Douglas Gansler, a Democrat candidate for governor, says he does not remember whether he saw anyone drinking at the high school party in Delaware, the newspaper reports Wednesday.
In a press conference Thursday, Gansler said he was only at the party to speak with his son.
A photo, which was posted to Instagram by one of those attending, shows Gansler with a cellphone pushing through a crowd of young people, including some dancing shirtless on a table amid a smattering of red plastic cups.
The Sun says underage participants at the party at a rented house in South Bethany, Del., later confirmed that many were drinking alcohol.