Skip to comments.Fla. (RAT) congressman Tim Mahoney seeks probe (of himself) after affair reports (Pelosi, too)
Posted on 10/13/2008 4:44:43 PM PDT by Libloather
Fla. congressman Tim Mahoney seeks probe after affair reports
By Associated Press
Monday, October 13, 2008 - Added 48m ago
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida Congressman Tim Mahoney has called for an ethics investigation of himself amid reports that he had an affair and then paid the woman to keep quiet.
Minutes later Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also called for an investigation.
ABC News reported on its Web site Monday that Mahoney agreed to pay $121,000 in March to a former mistress and staffer after being threatened with a sexual harassment lawsuit.
The network, citing unnamed sources, says the congressman began an affair with Patricia Allen in 2006 while he was campaigning for Congress.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Was that taxpayer loot? If not, the IRS should've been all over that withdrawal.
I seek Congressman Mahoney’s removal from Congress.
This guy reminds me of the guy with the gun to his head while his wife laughs, and as he pulls the trigger on himself he says "Don't laugh, you're next!"
If he was a Republican, he would have been gone by now.
Maybe Charlie Rangel can give Mahoney some council on how to go about it ......
My guess is that it was campaign cash.
Don’t know about any of you but I cannot quit laughing that this guy ran against Foley’s write-in replacement because Foley was forced out. Now we have another scandal from the same RAT that presented himself as the Foley alternative.
Oust him from Congress and take back the seat for the GOP!
Depends on what the word gone means!
I thought from the headline that Pelosi would be investigated as well. Ah, I’m disappointed to see that’s not what you meant :-).
I would refuse that probe of Pelosi myself there, bud.
Will this get as much press as the Mark Foley scandal?
He hopes the HELL for a Democratic investigation. They will sweep it under the rug. Done over move on nothing to see.
Mahoney's Republican opponent: Tom Rooney
I hope Allen West, running for another Florida Congressional seat, has already called on his Dem opponent to publicly denounced Mahoney's actions.
Does this seal the investigation until after the election. Sure that will be fine for our “investigative” press.
Pray for W, Gov Palin and Our Troops
Palousie gets rid of NO ethic challenged pos.
Throw him a party, Nancy. He’s one of you.
OH! You mean the “FOLEY E-MAILGATE”?
Ironic. Foley’s Dem. replacement is caught in a REAL affair, REAL hush money, a REAL sex scandal, not just nebulous e-mails - and Fancy Pants Nancy and crew have been hiding it, obfuscating about it, lying about it. Dishonest people rationalizing away their own filth. He needs to resign Toot Sweet. Stat. Pronto!
Nickname anyone? I suggest “AT MY PLEASURE MAHONEY”.
This election is tough on the nerves. Having the words ‘probe’ and ‘Pelosi’ in the same article is just too much to bear!
Does anyone think Oliver Stone will make a movie about this?
How aboutMichael Moore? He’s doesn’t seem to be too busy these days.
Does this mean we are going to win back this seat?
“Does this mean we are going to win back this seat?”
I think the odds are at least 50/50 now.
Rahm Emanual knew about it and he is one of Ms. Pelosi’s leadership team of the House. We are to believe he didn’t tell her. What does that say about Mr. Manual and Ms. Pelosi’s leadership? Sounds alot like “I know nothing!”.
So now how many ethics investigations are currently being run against Democrats? 19? 20?
Isn’t this the guy who replaced Foley?
TIM MAHONEY SINGING “SEXUAL HEALING” ON YOUTUBE - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2104795/posts
Yes, he would have resigned in disgrace.
Democrat pols and their voters, however, don't really put much stock in honesty and integrity, etc.
Investigated? No. Hard on the case - oh, YES! (This could go 24/7 just like the Foley thing did!)
Pelosi Calls for Inquiry Into Claims About Mahoney's Alleged Ex-Mistress
Florida congressman allegedly paid more than $100,000 to his ex-mistress and former staff aide who sued after he threatened her job.
Monday, October 13, 2008
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday called for an investigation into claims that Rep. Tim Mahoney paid $121,000 to a former mistress who worked on his staff and sued him after he threatened her job when she tried to end the relationship.
Mahoney, D-Fla., also called for the probe into his own activities.
Former and current staff aides made the claims to ABC News on Monday. Mahoney won his congressional seat in 2006 after Rep. Mark Foley, a Republican, was forced to resign in the wake of a scandal involving a congressional page.
"I just learned today about the serious allegations concerning Congressman Tim Mahoney," Pelosi said in a statement. "These charges must be immediately and thoroughly investigated by the House Ethics Committee."
According to ABC News, Mahoney, who is married, started an affair with Patricia Allen while campaigning against Foley on a morality platform. Allen came on to his staff after he won the election in 2006, but when complaints about the alleged affair surfaced, Mahoney moved Allen to the campaign staff, aides told the broadcast network.
ABC reported Allen tried to break off the affair after learning Mahoney was supposedly cheating on her and his wife with other women. In response, he threatened her job, ABC reported.
"You work at my pleasure," Mahoney told Allen in a taped Jan. 20, 2008, telephone call played for Mahoney staffers, ABC reported.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel spoke to Mahoney in early 2007 about his personal conduct, FOX News confirmed Monday. Emanuel formerly headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the panel charged with electing Democrats to Congress.
"Upon hearing a rumor, Congressman Emanuel confronted Congressman Mahoney, told him he was in public life and had a responsibility to act accordingly and appropriately, and urged him to do so. They had no further conversations on this topic," an aide to Emanuel said in a statement.
Asked about the affair, Pelosi earlier said she didn't know anything about the financial settlement.
"This is completely news to me," Pelosi said when pressed on whether the Democratic leadership kept quiet about the affair so as not to hurt his re-election chances.
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who chairs the DCCC this year, declined to answer a question about Mahoney.
Mahoney is one of the most endangered Democrats in this election cycle.West Palm Beach is a conservative-leaning community that gave Bush an 8-point margin of victory in 2004.
It's widely argued that Mahoney won in 2006 less on his own merit than because of the scandal surrounding Foley. Knowing he'd be in the GOP crosshairs this cycle, Mahoney raised $2.5 million for re-election, but he faces a stiff challenge from Republican Tom Rooney, whose family owns the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Well, I'm glad to see the skank has principles.
He sure is.
Mahoneys colleagues and aides have privately expressed concern at the congressmans personal conduct for months, according to House Democratic sources. Those concerns grew after an anonymous comment to a March 2008 Palm Beach Post gossip item hinted at an affair.
That would make Pelosi and idiot (again) - no?
Yeah, they’ll get the big proboscis out AFTER the election.
But Mahoney is Mister Clean compared to Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Banking Committee.
Tom Rooney bump