Massa Attack

March 08, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), the disgraced resigning congressman, is going down swinging and taking the news cycle with him. His weekly radio show — and, likely, any media he does today — is a festival of criticism of the White House, specifically of Rahm Emanuel.

When I voted against the cap and trade bill, the phone rang and it was the chief of staff to the president of the United States of America, Rahm Emanuel, and he started swearing at me in terms and words that I hadn’t heard since that crossing the line ceremony on the USS New Jersey in 1983. And I gave it right back to him, in terms and words that I know are physically impossible. If Rahm Emanuel wants to come after me, maybe he ought to hold himself to the same standards I’m holding myself to and he should resign.

Massa has also explained just what he’s resigning over.