March 12th, 2010
04:59 PM ET
8 years ago

GOP trying to keep Massa investigation alive

House Minority Leader John Boehner is calling for the ethics committee to continue investigating Eric Massa.

House Minority Leader John Boehner is calling for the ethics committee to continue investigating Eric Massa.

Washington (CNN) - Republicans continue to push for an in-depth investigation into former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa's alleged sexual harassment scandal - questioning when Democratic leaders knew, and whether they failed to act.

"Calls for additional investigations are ways to say that some people knew and they didn't act quickly enough - particularly the Speaker," said Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report. "This is about Massa, but they are trying make it more than that by bringing in other Democrats and the Democratic leadership. It's understandable and it's not unusual."

A report in The Washington Post said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was notified of the situation within Massa's office in October by Joe Racalto, a top Massa aide, concerned about his boss' behavior. Pelosi said in published reports that she was notified about the sexual harassment claims on March 3.

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  1. all the news that is fit too omit

    Don't let facts get in the way of your argument RAHM-TARDS.

    Nancy Pelousy LIED, plain and simple, SHE LIED.

    See you in November sheep.

    March 12, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Hey Orange Man - keep yelling.

    The FBI is investigating actively sitting Senator John Ensign. Why don't you go after him? He hasn't resigned. He still thinks we want him making rules for us.

    Keep yelling Orange Man. Senator Ensign needs to resign immediately. He needs to GO now. Get him out of the senate NOW.

    March 12, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Walter

    Massa is obviously a few bricks shy of a load. But he represented the people of an entire Congressional district. You can't simply run a guy like that out of Congress the first time anyone says something negative about him.

    If you could, Boner would have lasted about five minutes.

    March 12, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Mickey

    I see OrangeMan is up to his old people are nothing more than domestic terrorists, and your followers should be ashamed of themselves for believing all the lies that OrangeMan tells on a daily basis.

    You people are PATHETIC!

    March 12, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. Nice

    Most ethical congress in histroy... Right.... HA

    You liberals are so funny... "O its a dem scandal... o yeah... what about sandford???? there we're even".......You guys are amazing...

    March 12, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Sure is fiscally responsible to engage in more and more investigations when nobody has pressed any charges or brought a civil suit for sexual harrassment. You know, I bet it'll even fix the health care system and generate job growth too.

    March 12, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. badger

    The house voted 402-1 to investigate this, boner boehner is just blowing more hot air to get some media time. At least Massa resigned, so lets be done with it. Spend more money to investigate? Why don't the rethugs make Ensign resign he only resorted to bribery to cover his affair. Shouldn't we be working on the Peoples business instead of these perverts?

    March 12, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  8. Glass Houses

    Pleaee get your own house in order, Boehner. Ensign and Vitter are STILL in your congressional membership with their illegal actions.

    Not to mention, Pelosi actually voted FOR the ethics investigation of Massa, encouraging an open review.

    And nice sensationalism. The Washington Post actually reported on "concerns," not "the" situation that caused Massa to resign.

    March 12, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. Minnesota gal

    Orange face strikes again....where in the world does this guy get his permanent tan.....must have it painted on...Now he has people wondering just what's under that icky color in the first place.

    March 12, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  10. Tim

    Boner is such a hypocrite!! How is that “Just watch Glen Beck show” when asked about Massa comment working for ya??? That was so funny to see Glen apologize. I watch that show over and over!!! To see Glen and the Rushter back track is just too amusing!!!

    March 12, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. harold

    Bring Foley and Whats that toe tapper from Idaho guys name... ?

    March 12, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  12. Sam

    They should. But on the other hand, how nice would it be if the GOP was equially passionate about solving the nation's healthcare, climate problems. How nice would it be if the said yes to other things too. I would have actually considered voting for them.

    March 12, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  13. Texas Doc

    While we are at it lets take a look at current members (Senators Vitter and Ensign come to mind). At least Massa had the class to resign.

    March 12, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. Adelita

    discipible? depictable? Very few of you are making Americans look anything other than imbecilic, a real word; I checked to make sure. It wasn't even difficult.

    March 12, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  15. Slider

    Sorry Boehner, when her royal mule-ness said that it was "time to drain the swamp.", she obviously meant the GOP swamp, not the ocean of muck that constitutes hers.

    Bipartisan, my fanny.

    March 12, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  16. No Brainer

    They can't pass a single piece of legislation to help the American people but they can pass a resolution to start a mindless investigation in less than a day.

    This is why voters will ultimately throw all these incumbants out.

    This is a waste of time & money.

    March 12, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. They call me "tater salad"

    I can sum up the Republicans STUPID arguement with two words.....................MARK FOLEY..................NEXT!

    March 12, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  18. Jeremy in Albuquerque

    Politics, politics.
    Politics before people,
    Politics before truth,
    Politics before common decency.

    The GOP track record speaks volumes on their failed policies, but thier words are emply lies.

    March 12, 2010 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  19. LoveThyNeighbor

    And then agent orange said..."Blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,....thinking about wasting the tax payers $$$ and trying to focus on other things BESIDES doing the job the American people put him in there for!!! GET TO WORK or even I will be changing parties!!! The American people are SUFFERING and all you want to do is point fingers!!!???...Sam

    March 12, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  20. Justin

    Even Glenn Beck thought this story was a waste of time. Getting desperate are we?

    March 12, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  21. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Kettle is black...what about Foley, Craig, Cunningham, DeLay, Stephens and your other cronies? Someone should investigate the tanning salon man too.

    March 12, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  22. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    Hey Ed Hornick: Why don't you show everyone how REALLY bipartisan you are by reporting the admission by state republican majority Rep Garn (R-UTAH) that he was alone naked with a 15 year old child in a hot tub, and paid her $150,000.00 in 2002 to buy her silence when he ran for the US Congress......

    March 12, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  23. Ken in NC

    House Minority Leader John "SUPER TAN" Boehner is simply trying to muddy the waters for Democrats to get them off topic on Health Care. I wish that sucker would lose his voice for a few months.

    March 12, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  24. ronalde

    For your information jefferson is in jail. The repugs will do anything to delay health care and they forgot to mention vitter the prostitue man,ensign the adultuer,craig the tap dancer in the men's bathroom,and i am angrey that the dems haven't gone after them.

    March 12, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  25. R Cloos Clone

    While you are at it Boner, let's investigate Ensign and Craig, eh?

    March 12, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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