March 3, 2010, - 3:02 pm
**** 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 ****
. . . Yet another “I am a Gay American” resignation speech? Sure looks like it. The story–if it’s true–of liberal Democrat Congressman Eric Massa is yet more evidence that times have not “changed,” and that being gay can still be used to blackmail people, including and especially those in the military.
Dem Congressman Eric Massa Resigning After Just One Term
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.)
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek reelection 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].”
Massa recently suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and he has said that his experience with cancer drove his interest in running for office so he could help reform the health care system.
Hope he’s not sick. But, for Politico to utter the “sexual harassment” claim, the publication must have several very solid sources to back the allegation. Not that Politico is any more reliable or different from the rest of the mainstream media. It’s just that Politico is just as timid and partisan as the rest of the MSM. And that’s why it’s a big deal for them to publish the allegations.
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