Rep. Massa being pushed out by Obama administration over healthcare vote?

Massa Details ‘Salty’ Comment That Led to Resignation, Slams Dem Leaders

A “salty” comment made in the company of drunken staff members at a wedding reception on New Year’s Eve was all the Democratic “forces that be” needed to push him out of the House of Representatives and prevent him from possibly casting the vote that would kill health care reform, says outgoing New York Rep. Eric Massa.

Massa, while acknowledging he made an “inappropriate” remark, defended himself Sunday against the firestorm of criticism he’s endured since it was revealed last week that he was the subject of a House ethics probe. Speaking on his local radio show on WKPQ-FM, he accused House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of lying and the Democratic Party of pushing him out of Congress over sexual harassment allegations in order to pass health care reform.

The Obama administration denied the charge. A White House official told Fox News that Massa’s allegation is “ridiculous and there’s no truth to it.” Massa, who supports a robust government health insurance plan, was one of 39 House Democrats who voted against the health care bill last year.

On the radio show, Massa said the incident that got him in trouble, and supposedly gave his rivals leverage against him, occurred at a staff member’s wedding reception on New Year’s Eve.

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Read also Jim Hoft’s entry at GatewayPundit, “Dem Rep. Massa May Rescind Resignation; Says Rahm Emanuel Is “Son of Devil’s Spawn” and listen to audio of his interview on WKPQ Power 105 FM.

“This administration and this House leadership has said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this healthcare bill,” he said. “And now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.”

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