That is what outgoing Rep. Eric Massa (D, NY) says happened when he was taking a shower in the member’s club. Massa says that he was forced out because he planned to vote against the health bill.
Massa resigned during a dispute over alleged harassment of a male staff member, here.
Massa says that he was taking a shower when Emanuel laid bare the facts on health care: “I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me.”
He goes further to say that he was effectively framed with an ethics investigation over comments he made to a male staffer due to the health care controversy.
He sums up Emanuel in this way: “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”
I wish Massa would stop beating around the bush and get to how he really feels about Emanuel.
Massa would not have been in this compromising position if he had immediately invoked the need for a strict separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.