On his radio show yesterday, Rep. Eric Massa said he believes his remark to a staffer at a wedding party that “what I really ought to be doing is fracking you” was the incident that led to ethics allegations against him.
But the ethics committee — whose investigation will end when Massa resigns later today — has not commented on the nature of the allegations it is probing. And an unnamed Massa aide told Politico the congressman “has been engaged in inappropriate behavior ‘for eight months.’”
That casts doubt on the idea that the wedding incident is in fact the subject of the allegations.
The “fracking” incident took place on New Year’s Eve, reportedly at the wedding party of Massa spokesman Jared Smith.
Massa has a history of misunderstandings involving sexual remarks — a history that he himself outlined yesterday — going back decades, to his Navy days.