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Eric Massa to retire amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer
Politico ^ | 3/3/10

Posted on 03/03/2010 11:43:32 AM PST by Second Amendment First

Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek re-election after only one term in office.

According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.

Massa and his office did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but his office has scheduled a press conference for later this afternoon.

Massa, a 20-year Navy veteran, was elected to office last November. He serves on the Agriculture, Armed Services and Homeland Security committees.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 03/03/2010 11:43:32 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Wow.


3 posted on 03/03/2010 11:44:37 AM PST by Andy'smom
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To: the invisib1e hand

LOL! Perfect.


4 posted on 03/03/2010 11:45:29 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Andy'smom

bttt


5 posted on 03/03/2010 11:45:32 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: the invisib1e hand

LOL!


6 posted on 03/03/2010 11:45:44 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Democrats and Pelosi. The party of thieves and tax cheats.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Rats dropping like flies!


7 posted on 03/03/2010 11:46:14 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Second Amendment First
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8 posted on 03/03/2010 11:46:38 AM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Don’t taze me, Massa!”


9 posted on 03/03/2010 11:47:06 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Second Amendment First
As a freshman representing New York’s most Republican House district, Massa was one of the most endangered Democrats in the delegation. Republicans had been aggressively targeting his seat and landed top recruit Tom Reed, the Republican mayor of Corning, to challenge him.

Looks like this guy was a dead man walking anyway.

10 posted on 03/03/2010 11:47:32 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Second Amendment First

He should represent San Fran.

He would gain street cred with his actions there.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 11:47:41 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Second Amendment First

In 2008, he won 50.9% to 49.1%.

If that’s all he mustered in NY on Obama’s coattails, I’d say that seat is a Republican lock for 2010.

Although, the RNC is renowned for grasping defeat from the jaws of victory...


12 posted on 03/03/2010 11:48:46 AM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Second Amendment First

Must be pretty bad, for a Dem to resign over such a thing.

Normally, the ideological hordes would be out in force, stating what a good man Massa is, and that their own law somehow doesn’t apply to a progressive, because his heart was in the right place.


13 posted on 03/03/2010 11:49:22 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Zeppelin

Yea, one thing you count on with the RNC; you can’t count on them!


14 posted on 03/03/2010 11:50:09 AM PST by Neets
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To: Second Amendment First
Posted Mar 02, 2010 @ 04:19 PM

Canandaigua, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. Eric Massa, D-Corning said today he would vote against the Senate version of health-care overhaul legislation soon to reach the House. “If it is a up or down vote on the Senate version, I will vote ‘no,’” Massa told reporters during a conference call.

Massa was one of 215 House members who voted against sweeping health-care overhaul legislation when it passed the House with 220 votes in November. Massa has objected to the legislation for numerous reasons, including that it mandates nearly everyone buy insurance. During a visit to Finger Lakes Community College last month, he told students he thinks the legislation should be dealt with in parts, not as a whole package, a stand he reiterated Tuesday.

Democratic Party is cleaning house in New York. If you're not all-the-way-with-Obama, they give you a dead girl or a live boy.

15 posted on 03/03/2010 11:50:54 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Second Amendment First
So, will the WaPo, et al, be pulling a Mark Foley on him?
16 posted on 03/03/2010 11:50:59 AM PST by TonyInOhio ( Let our hearts be stout)
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To: Second Amendment First

Where is Bob Lonsberry? (I know you are lurking ....)


17 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:04 AM PST by Ford4000
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To: Second Amendment First

Seems far more serious than toe-tapping in public bathroom stall.


18 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:06 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Zeppelin

In a pretty conservative district, it should be noted.

He’s the one who went to the Kos Convention in Pittsburgh and proclaimed that his district was full of racist rednecks.


19 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:17 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: Zeppelin

Ah. So, will a stronger Dem be appointed to finish the term?


20 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:18 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Zeppelin

the important thing is that it has pushed BO’s speech off the discussion on Capitol Hill.

Van Hollen and the rest of the corrupt crowd can’t do all the talk shows, knowing they’ll be asked about this.

This leak was well-timed by HCR opponents.


21 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:21 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Second Amendment First

Yessa Massa


22 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:29 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Second Amendment First

The staffer was massa-bait.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 11:51:32 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Second Amendment First

What is it about the water in the Potomac that turns so many into flaming homos?


24 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:06 AM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: Chode

And the ‘Rats... Ping!


25 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:15 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Second Amendment First

26 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:15 AM PST by maggief
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To: Second Amendment First

“Vincent Fumo”

>
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“Marion Barry”

“Barney Frank”

“Eliot Spitzer”

“James McGreevey”

“Bill Clinton”

“Hillary Clinton”

“Ted Kennedy”

“Tom Wright”

” Kwame Kilpatrick”

“Jim Black”

“Tim Mahoney”

“Larry Langford”

“Mel Reynolds”

“Daniel Inouye”

“Gus Savage”

“Brock Adams”

“Fred Richmond”

“Wayne Hays”

“Gerry Studds”

“Gary Condit”

“Chuck Robb”

“Gary Hart”

“Nancy Killefer”

“Timothy Geithner”

“Tom Daschle”

“Ron Kirk”

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“Harry Reid”

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“Frank Thompson”

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“Diane Wilkerson”

“David Paterson”

“John Edwards”

“Robert Brown”

“Robert Menendez”

“Sharp James”

“Alcee Hastings”

“James Walls”

“Gary Becker”


27 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:36 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

He was married, which means closeted. If he’d been out and proud, Pelosi would’ve stood behind his culture of corruption.


28 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: colorado tanker
"Looks like this guy was a dead man walking anyway. "

I'm afraid he's not alone. It scares me because many of these Dems might believe that they're going to get defeated irrespective of their vote on this Obamacare debacle. They might choose to go out with a bang, rather than a whimper.

29 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:47 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Second Amendment First

He must have been in the Naval Sub division hot bunking.... You know what they say, 60 men go down in the sub and 30 couples come up...


30 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:52 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Second Amendment First

Ewwwwww. Sick dude.


31 posted on 03/03/2010 11:52:59 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Neets

Served on the HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE.


32 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:08 AM PST by manonCANAL
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To: colorado tanker
Rural upstate area (with the exception of some Rochester suburbs).
33 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:13 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: Second Amendment First

I was at one of this libhole’s townhall meetings. He’s a liar and a hack. He was toast anyway, won by 1.6% on Obama’s coattails.


34 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:16 AM PST by wny
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To: Second Amendment First

OK...when did the Speaker know and what did she do about it? Obviously this swamp needs draining. We need new leadership to put an end to this ‘culture of corruption’.


35 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:21 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Second Amendment First
Hey, Betty Botox, how's that 'Most Ethical Congress in History' thing workin out for ya?


36 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:30 AM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: Second Amendment First
He serves on the ...Armed Services and Homeland Security committees

Don't ask, don't tell.

37 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Red in Blue PA
He should represent San Fran.

...or Massachusetts! Gerry Studds was caught doing the same thing,and he was welcomed back to congress to a standing ovation!

38 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:44 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Second Amendment First

I think “Sexually harassed male staffer” was his out, as in his way out of having to stay in politics because of Obamacare.


39 posted on 03/03/2010 11:53:56 AM PST by johngaltspeaks
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To: manonCANAL

Maybe he should have been a Safe Schools Czar.


40 posted on 03/03/2010 11:54:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: the invisib1e hand

Thanks folks for coming, we have a winner so be sure to tip your waitress and drive safely.


41 posted on 03/03/2010 11:54:28 AM PST by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: kcvl

Paterson, Rangel and now Massa.

All liberal New York democrats.

What a cess-pool!


42 posted on 03/03/2010 11:54:31 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Second Amendment First

“Massa, a 20-year Navy veteran”, THIS bastard is a DISGRACE!


43 posted on 03/03/2010 11:55:09 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: RegulatorCountry

Vacancy isn’t filled via appointment like an empty senate seat, there needs to be a special election..


44 posted on 03/03/2010 11:55:30 AM PST by wny
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To: Second Amendment First
"In other news, a planted Tea Party Homophobic Racist staffer has attacked and slandered patriot Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.)"
45 posted on 03/03/2010 11:55:34 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Second Amendment First
Massa, a 20-year Navy veteran

Please tell me he was an officer! Preferably an airdale.

46 posted on 03/03/2010 11:55:37 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: LostInBayport
Hey, Betty Botox, how's that 'Most Ethical Congress in History' thing workin out for ya?

Great. It got the GOP out of leadership in 2006 (Tom DeLay's case still have not been brought to trial and the corrupt partisan prosecutor who started it resigned and just lost his bid for Lt. Governor of Texas).

It was about attaining power, not about cleaning house of corruption.

47 posted on 03/03/2010 11:55:46 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: RegulatorCountry

A replacement can not be made to fill a House vacancy. The Constitution requires a special elelction be held.


48 posted on 03/03/2010 11:56:42 AM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: colorado tanker

Republicans had been aggressively targeting his seat...
 
While I doubt that, I am sure that Massa has been aggressively targeting the seats of his young staffers.
 
Uh-huh.


49 posted on 03/03/2010 11:56:51 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Second Amendment First

He was in the navy? Probably a merchant “seaman.”


50 posted on 03/03/2010 11:56:54 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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