REPUBLICANS CALL FOR FURTHER INQUIRY OVER THE MASSA CASE


Former Rep. Eric Massa, D-NY

Well, it seems that ‘Massa’s Mess’ is not going away anytime soon.  The House Republicans are calling for the re-opening of the Ethics Committee’s investigation into inappropriate behavior by the former congressman, which had been closed after Massa’s abrupt resignation this past Monday.  It looks like Speaker Pelosi knew about this last October and did not come forward.  The Weekly Standard reported >>>

Boehner Resolution Passes: What Did Pelosi Know and When Did She Know It

1:40 PM, Mar 11, 2010 ·

BY John McCormack

The House just passed a resolution (see full text below the fold) on a 360 to 2 vote to conduct an investigation into Eric Massa’s alleged physical sexual harassment of congressional staffers and an intern. The Washington PostPelosi aide was informed of Massa’s misconduct back in October. reported a

The Atlantic reported yesterday that a House Democratic chief of staff was told in 2006 of allegations that Massa attempted to sexually assault others in the Navy:

Massa’s behavior in the Navy was not unknown to some in Washington. Around the time of Massa’s 2006 race, [Peter] Clarke [one of Massa’s Navy shipmates] says he told Christopher Mansour, then chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Dale Kildee of Michigan, and now a senior official in the Interior Department, about Massa’s history. Reached by phone yesterday, Monsour told me, “I just don’t want to comment about this. I’d rather not be in this story at all.” He added, “I’ve never met [Massa] or had direct interaction with him.”

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