Following several sexual harassment complaints that were being investigated by the House ethics committee, Rep. Eric Massa (D., N.Y.) resigned from Congress on Monday. The complaints alleged that Massa, who is married with two children, groped at least two male aides and sexually propositioned young male staffers and interns.
In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck on Tuesday, Massa admitted to “groping” a male aide, but he denied that it was sexual. Massa said, “Now they’re saying I groped a male staffer. Yeah, I did. Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe and then four guys jumped on top of me.”
“My behavior was wrong,” Massa also said in an the Glenn Beck interview. “I should never have allowed myself to be as familiar with my staff as I was.”