Representative Eric Massa, Democrat of New York, who is resigning from Congress amid allegations that he sexually harassed a staff member, now says he believes that House Democratic leaders wanted to force him out of office because he voted against the Democrats’ health care legislation.Why shouldn't we believe Massa? Even the Left is angry at the version of ObamaCare that Barry's trying to bully through Congress. Then too is the fact that ObamaPelosiReidco. has shown plenty of times in recent weeks how much they're willing to bribe, bully and threaten their way to passing their radically-Leftist agenda. For Massa it's it's price you pay for daring to oppose The One.
Mr. Massa, a freshman who represents Elmira, Corning and the suburbs of Rochester, has said that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. on Monday.
In recent days, he has given several explanations for his decision not to seek re-election and then to resign more immediately. First, he cited a recurrence of cancer. Mr. Massa, a former Navy officer, received a diagnosis of terminal lymphoma in 2001 but recovered.
Then Mr. Massa acknowledged the harassment allegation against him, admitting that he was guilty of using “salty” language in the privacy of his home and his office. He denied any further wrongdoing.
But in a local radio show on Sunday, Mr. Massa suggested that a more sinister conspiracy was under way to push him out because he had voted against the House health care legislation. “They will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill,” he said of Democratic leaders. “Now they have gotten rid of me, and it will pass.”
House Democratic leaders rejected Mr. Massa’s assertion. “That’s completely false,” said Katie Grant, a spokeswoman for the House majority leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland. “There is zero merit to that accusation.”