Just when you thought we didn’t have to talk about Eric Massa anymore….
Not so fast. John Boehner is demanding a full ethics investigation – not of Eric Massa, he’s gone – but of Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and how they handled the Massa mess.
If Democrats held us responsible for not acting sooner on Mark Foley, they say, then we should hold Democrats responsible for not acting sooner on Eric Massa.
Nonsense! This is pure political posturing.
First, even though he quit Congress, Massa’s not yet been found guilty of anything. Mark Foley admittedly was dating, hitting up on, and sending pornographic emails to House interns.
Second, House Republican leaders had been warned repeatedly and specifically about Foley’s sexually predatory activities, yet did nothing.
Yet, when someone from Massa’s office warned Steny Hoyer that the Congressman may have stepped over the line with male staffers, Hoyer told him immediately: You either report this to the Ethics Committee within 48 hours – or I will do it myself.
Warning received, action taken, problem solved. Just as it should be.
Republicans are wasting their time trying to keep the Eric Massa scandal alive. Democrats did the right thing. He’s dead. He’s gone. Not even Glenn Beck wants to talk about him anymore.
That’s my parting shot for today.