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Massa To Resign Due To Ethics Committee Probe, Blasts Democratic Leaders

March 15, 2010 by  

Massa to resign due to ethics committee probe, blasts Democratic leadersRepresentative Eric Massa (D-NY) announced last week that he will resign from his post amid an Ethics Committee inquiry into inappropriate remarks that he made to a male staffer during a wedding reception at the end of December.

Massa had previously announced that he would not run for reelection in November due to a recurrence of cancer, but will now leave Washington this week due to the ongoing investigation.

Meanwhile, the New York representative said over the weekend that the Democratic "forces that be" have pushed him out of the House of Representatives to prevent him from voting against healthcare reform.

"Mine is now the deciding vote…and this administration has said they will stop at nothing to pass this healthcare bill, and now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass," said Massa, who was one of the 39 Democrats to vote against the House version of the healthcare bill in November. "You connect the dots."

Massa did acknowledge that he made an "inappropriate" remark to a male staffer at a New Years Eve wedding ceremony, but that the employee "never said to me that he felt uncomfortable," and that the harassment charges were filed by another staffer, according to CBS News.

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  • angel-wanna-be

    One down, many more to go__At’s What I’m talkin’ ’bout!__

  • Judy

    How about several more to go, like Chuck U Schumer, Chris Dodd, Bawney Fwank, Hilldabeast, Rahm Emanuel, the list is endless!!

    • Palin12

      …and don’t forget Queen Pelosi and the $100,000 booze tab she rang up for 2 years at taxpayer expense!

      • angel-wanna-be


  • Norm

    Massa is an idiot, a homosexual, and disgrace to New York, and even to the US Congress.

    • s c

      Thanks, Normy. Now that we have proof that hell can freeze over, here’s your chance to prove to America that you really care. As a loyal Democrat, you dare to claim that idiots, homosexuals and assorted disgraces have no place in Congress?
      Oooooweeeee! You almost sound like a CLOSET CONSERVATIVE! That aromatic stuff you just stepped in has many names. It’s too bad we can’t have a photo of you trying to explain your non-pc comments to your ‘friends.’
      I needed a good laugh, and you sure provided it. Next, I suppose you’ll find a way to demand that we have total leadership in Washington.
      Isn’t there some kind of cosmic law that prevents hell from freezing over too many times in any given year?

    • Joe H.

      Yup just like your hero Bawney Fwanks. just don’t drop your soap in the shower around him!!!!

      • Joe H.

        If you are not the obnoxious,shallowminded ,progressive liberal piece of what ever, I’m appologizing!!!

  • angel-wanna-be

    Yeah I watched his interview with G.Beck, Ya know, It’s damn hard to tell if these Dems are lying or not__Even if horns appear on either side of their heads and their fingers are crossed, they can still look you squarely in the eye and swear on a stack of bibles their telling the truth and nothing but the truth!__However I do think there was more he wanted to say, but was afraid to._Anyone?

  • s c

    I am tempted to view Massa as just another Bawney Fwank, but I won’t. It is highly possible that his “peers” see Massa as a liability, and they think they can gamble that his absence won’t hurt them.
    It seems to me that whatever Mass’s personal problems are, at least he seems to be on speaking terms with integrity. Unlike most of his “peers,” who value unquestioned, predictable voting records, Massa probably let his conscience be his guide.
    It’s nice to know that Obummer does not have the modern Democrat version of Mao’s ‘cult of personality’ or Stalin’s predictable, absolute backing of underlings who had all the character and integrity of braindead thugs.
    One more down, and many more to go, folks.

  • Judy

    You’re right, Palin;
    I was just listing the minor members of the 7 dwarfs. Hopefully “snow white” (piglosi) will eat the poisoned apple soon.
    Actually $100,000. isn’t a lot considering she spends 500k on that big ass jet every week. I think that is for 1 round trip per week, (Wash.DC to San Fran and back). I will look for the article and post it.
    She spends more than my “net worth” every week, just for the plane ride!

  • Judy

    Before all the libs jump down my throat, I was wrong. The Pelosi jet bill is approx. $480,000.00 per month or $5,760,000.00 per year.
    Suddenly $200,000. for booze doesn’t sound so bad. Pelosi probably spends that much on face lifts, and other selected plastic surgery. ;-)

  • Norm

    Massa and Beck. That had to be the best comedy show of the year.

  • angel-wanna-be

    Norm, Yes it was idiotic and Beck wasn’t buying it either__But I still do believe there was much more Massa wanted to say about inside corruption, but didn’t___Sides, he’s got his butt in enough trouble?
    Barney “Fwanks” is a disgrace too, but it’s allowed to go on, despite that fact, but he’s not makin waves either.

  • Joe H.

    No norm that would be if they tried to find your brain!!!

  • Sherry

    No argument there Norm. In fact that is the first time you’ve said anything that I have remotely agreed with. I’m confused now, are there 2 Norms on here? There are disgraceful reps throughout our government. We need to get rid of all the bad ones this November, and give the good ones a chance to get this country straightened out, and we need to start at the local level.

  • s c

    With all that easy money queen nancy gets, you’d think she could afford a new personality and a small bucket so she carry around her new-found nickel’s worth of credibility.
    Is that asking too much?

  • Palin12

    What a horrendous misuse of taxpayer money!

  • Sheila

    There ARE 2 different Norms on here. There is the original “liberal socialist Norm” and the more recent “politically conservative Norm” who came on this blog about 2 weeks ago. Please treat this new one with respect. He is on our side.

  • Joe H.

    The original sunkissed tuna fish face!!!!!!!!

  • Stephaan

    Ha Ha Ha Ha. Joe, you really put a hurtin on Leno, & Seinfeld. ;-)


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