Skip to comments.Massa under investigation for allegedly groping male staffers
Posted on 03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe.
The allegations surrounding the former lawmaker date back at least a year, and involve "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment," according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment.
Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of "salty language" with his staff. He apologized for making some inappropriate comments and argued he was being unfairly villified. Days later, Massa accused the White House and Democratic congressional leaders of trying to oust him from office to improve their chances of passing health care reform legislation. Massa could not be reached for comment Tuesday, and no one answered the phone at his home in New York or his campaign office. Staff at his former congressional offices declined to relay messages to him and said they did not know how to reach him.
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Was he just plying a little grab ass or was he hitting on the fellers?
These dems is dropping like flies.
He brought up how Rahm Emanuel came at him full naked in the shower at the House of Reps’ gym, poking him in the chest. That would be harassment in my book. When is Rahm’s investigation coming?
All it takes is a few dominoes to get the collapse started.
Man...did he get set up......
I’m looking forward to his appearance on GB tonight...
...the enemy of my enemy....
Put out there in time for Beck’s interview.
When Bill Clinton was facing charges over sexually harassing (and raping) employees, we were told “it’s just sex”.
Why does this matter? Oh, the smear machine it turned ON.
, “according to three sources familiar with the probe.” I wonder what that was like?
And how come none of these fagolas ever punched him out, as required by man law?
You can always rely on WAPO to report salacious slurs. I guess the WH needed to rough up Massa some more. Ah, the love of diversity as applied by Rahm Emmanuel and the WAPO. The funny part is WAPO next week will bemoan the politics of personal destruction in a holier than thou frame of mind. This week they are all for it, as long as the WH tells them to be. Man, being a scummy reporter just got scummier.
IMO, if Massa were a homo, than the homo lobby would be protecting him, as they do every other sodom activist. They have been very very quiet...
Is Massa the Martha Michell of our time?
I was wondering what percentage of male-staffers in DC are gay? I would not put it past Rahmbo to set-up a congressman in order to lever a vote.
The government has been “probing” the tax payers for a long time. How does it feel now?
Those folks will turn on you in a NY second.
It's almost always the case that the Speaker or various committee chairmen end up with "reliable sources" in your office.
How is this any different from Barney Frank’s recreational activities? Oh yeah, Barney votes the way Obama wants.
Having confronted the Democrats, the full wrath of the MSM will come down on him.
“Was he just plying a little grab ass or was he hitting on the fellers?”
They have known this for how long? And they needed him to go NOW? Not condoning his behavior, if it is true, but I tend to believe his story about getting pushed out when it became clear he was a no vote...which raises the issue...if he was such a bstrd, how come he had such good principles?
Makes you yearn for the days of Bob Packwood. At least he was groping the female help.
We need an investigation of all the democratic leadership, to find out who knew about this, when they knew it, and why they didn’t act last year to stop it.
The Media of course will be all over it, because we know they are critically concerned about congressman who make gay sexual advances on employees.
Oh wait, Massa is a Democrat..... never mind.
I don’t get it... isn’t that the kind of society the dems want us to become? A place where everybody can live out their vices in public and not be criticized for it?
I bet he doesn’t show or walks off in a spat after a few minutes. Glenn said they prepared another show if he’s a no-show!
This guy may be a complete DB, but there are a suspicious number of caller to talk shows today giving the ‘inside scoop’ on how messed up Massa is.
edict from Pelosi:
Vote yes on Health Care or I will destroy you!
That comes from the time he mailed a dead fish to someone he was mad at.
Not as if he were president getting under the desk services from an intern.
Because to punch a homosexual who makes deliberate physical contact with your personal anatomy is considered a “hate crime”. Not self-defense against sexual harassment and molestation.
He was probably gonna vote “Yes” for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” tho.
These actions make him sound like the perfect Dem. Kennedy’s Patrick and Ted did far worse. Why kick him out now? Answer: Healthcare.
But with him it was just about sex so didn't count.
That is against postal regulations.
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Mailable perishable matter may be sent through the mail only if it can reach its destination in good condition in the normal transit time between the mailing and address points. Mailable perishable foods that do not rapidly decay or generate obnoxious odors in the mail may be sent at the mailer's risk.
Gerry Studds, on the other hand, actually buggered a minor Page, and got a standing ovation on his return to the House.
CENSURE AND MOVE ON!
Excuse ME....BARNEY FRANK?
And the Democrats saw no irony in paying tribute to the late Studds (who had the unfortunate timing of dying in fall 2006, years after he’d left office) during the Foleygate “scandal” where Pelosi’s troops accused him falsely of molesting minors.
This isn’t about his after hours behavior. That is normally celebrated among democrats.
It does however fit the emerging pattern of democrat leadership to eliminate opposition from within and reward those who go along.
That was because the page was not complaining but a willing, of-age participant ... and in good part due to the Republican leader, Bob Michel asking the disciplinary action be toned down from expulsion to censure.
Rush himself said that Massa is a looney leftist. Which is why Rush wants Massa to remain in office (in addition to his voting NO on Obamacare, a stance which Massa holds because it DOESN’T have single payer provisions).
I've noticed this as well.
He was 17. What was the age of consent to abnormal sexual relations back in 1973? Was same sex sodomy legal in Massachusetts in 1973? Between a minor and an adult?
Only the truly deranged don't understand that a yes vote on this bill is the necessary first step in a process that will culminate in a single payer system.
In 2006, the Mark Foley page scandal brought Studds’s name into prominence again, as media pundits compared the actions of Foley and Congress in 2006 to Studds and Congress in 1983. Studds died on October 14, 2006 in Boston, at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism...
(and Congress mourned his passing at the same time they were railing against the Republicans’ culture of corruption going into 2006’s November Democrat sweep of Congress).
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