Rep. Massa to resign

Reid Wilson of Hotline on Call breaks the news that Representative Eric Mass (D-NY) will resign Monday.Massa has been pressured by House Dems to step aside amid an ethics controversy that caused him to announce earlier this week he would not run for a second term.Earlier this week, the House ethics committee confirmed it was looking in to allegations against Massa. Those allegations reportedly include sexual harassment of a member of the Congressman's staff.Massa's decision to retire came as a surprise to both parties. While he said his decision was based on a recurrence of cancer, the ethics committee investigation made Dems push him out the door.In a statement posted on his website, Massa maintained his medical issues were his reason for stepping down, but for the first time he acknowledged the ethics committee investigation."After I decided not to run again I was told, for the first time, that a member of my staff believed I had made statements that made him feel...(Read Full Post)