The upstate New York congressman resigned his office at 5 p.m. Monday amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer.Imagine that...after eliminating a solid no vote for the government's siezure of health care industry, those involved were immediately given new, higher paying jobs. If that's not the Chicago Way, I don't know what is. This from a president, who when he was campaigning, promised to be a post partisan president...yeah right.
Massa is not going quietly. In the interview with WKPQ 105.3 FM, he accused the White House of forcing him out of office not because of his alleged misbehavior but because he opposed the health care legislation, since his departure means House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will need one less vote to secure passage of the bill.
"I was set up for this from the very, very beginning," Massa said. "You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C."
Massa assailed Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, as the "son of the devil's spawn."
"He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote," Massa said. "He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."
The colorful ex-congressman recalled an incident in which he said Emanuel accosted him over a vote in the House gym shower, when Massa was "naked as a jaybird" and Emanuel stood "not even with a towel wrapped around his tush."
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Yesterday a New York Congressman resigned after he allegedly sexually harrassed one of his staffers. Oddly enough, all of those staffers involved have already secured jobs either within the adminstration or with various House committees.