Scott on March 11, 2010 at 10:56 am
According to the Washington Post, Nancy Pelosi’s office knew back in October that Eric Massa was guilty of some rather odd and, quite possibly, inappropriate behaviors. Barney Frank’s office seemed to know as well:
Joe Racalto, Massa’s chief of staff, was uneasy that Massa, 50, was living with several young, unmarried male staffers and using sexually explicit language with them, one source said. But what finally prompted him to call Pelosi’s director of member services, the source said, was a lunch date that Massa made with a congressional aide in his 20s who worked in the office Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
According to a person briefed on the call, Racalto was concerned that the lunch followed a pattern by Massa — who is married and has two children — of trying to spend time alone with young gay men with no ostensible work purpose. Racalto, according to this person, also alerted Frank’s chief of staff. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of the matter.
So let me make sure I understand…
The Democratic party who has vowed time and time and time again to “change the way things are done in Washington” and to be “transparent” in their dealings up on the Hill and who claim to want everything to be “out in the open,” these same Democratic leaders knew SIX MONTHS AGO that this guy was on the loose?
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