Move to Mass, here we re-elect a Dem whose home was being used as a gay brothel....
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek re-election after only one term in office.
According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.
Massa, whose departure endangers Democrats’ hold on a competitive seat, told POLITICO Wednesday afternoon that no one has brought allegations of misconduct to him.
Asked about the sexual harassment allegations, Massa said: "When someone makes a decision to leave Congress, everybody says everything. I have health issues. I'll talk about it [later].”
**** UPDATE: Roll Call reports that liberal Dem Congressman Eric Massa is not seeking re-election due to a recurrence of cancer. If that’s the case, my heart goes out to the guy, and I hope he beats it. That contrasts with the Politico claims of sexual harassment against a male staffer. If that’s not true, it’s a shame that the site would report it, especially as someone is fighting cancer. More reasons why you never know what to believe in the mainstream media . . . as in not most of it. END UPDATE ****
Think real hard about this story, and then re-evaluate whether the U.S. Armed Forces should really drop its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy.” (And that’s in addition to the unit cohesion probs when straight soldiers are forced to sleep in close quarters with gay ones . . . or women, as the Obama administration is now going to do with submarines.)