US Representative Eric Massa (NY-D) to Resign from Office in Wake of Sexual Harassment Scandal

 

From not seeking reelection to resignation in just days.  Democrats are scrambling to rid themselves of the scandal, which seems to lately be a theme with the Dems and Pelosi’s most ethical House ever.

Looks like Nancy Pelosi needs to drain her own swamp before she points the finger at others.

Democrat US House Representative Eric Massa will resign from office.  According to reports, Massa has been pressured by Democrats to set aside in amid an ethics controversy regarding the sexual harassment of a male staffer that caused him to announce earlier this week that he would not run for a second term in 2010.

In a statement released Friday, Massa directly addressed the ethics issue for the first time, acknowledging that he used language that might have made staffers uncomfortable. But he did not specifically address any specific sexual harassment allegations.

“I own this reality. There is no doubt in my mind that I did in fact, use language in the privacy of my own home and in my inner office that, after 24 years in the Navy, might make a Chief Petty Officer feel uncomfortable,” Massa said. “In fact, there is no doubt that this Ethics issue is my fault and mine alone. But in the incredibly toxic atmosphere that is Washington D.C., with the destruction of our elected leaders having become a blood sport, especially in talk radio and on the internet, there is also no doubt that an Ethics investigation would tear my family and my staff apart.”

Massa admits, he is guilty

“I can’t subject my family and staff to a full investigation,” Massa said. “It would tear us apart … It’s not that I can fight or beat these allegations, I’m guilty.”

Real Clear Politics has Massas’ full resignation.



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