JUST IN: Democrats Rocked By Disturbing Gay Sex Scandal

JUST IN: Democrats Rocked By Disturbing Gay Sex Scandal

The Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Democratic New York Rep. Eric Massa, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter are now saying. He resigned in 2010 after allegations surfaced that he groped and sexually harassed his male staffers. What a scumbag. The secret settlement payments took place in 2010 following Massa’s resignation, ABC News reported on Thursday.

Even fellow Democrats can’t stomach this crap. “This is exactly why there should be transparency,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-NY, who blasted the payouts in an interview with ABC News. Rice, who is co-sponsoring legislation that would remove secrecy from the payouts, added, “There is no reason why these settlements, these accusations should be done in secret once they’re adjudicated.”

Massa’s secret settlement was just one of many utilizing the $17 million slush fund that was secretly paid out to settle congressional harassment claims. This fund exists under the Treasury and is entitled the Judgement Fund. Remember the $1.3 trillion paid to Iran? The Judgment Fund covered that too. Congress didn’t even know about that money until it was seen on television sitting on pallets at a Swiss airport being loaded on a plane. So, it’s not just used to cover the butts of dallying politicians. It’s used for all kinds of dirty little secrets. The 1995 Congressional Accountability Act gave the Office of Compliance the ability to use taxpayer dollars from the Department of Treasury to settle harassment claims against members of Congress.

The news of Massa’s settlement comes on the heels of the one uncovered for Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who quietly paid out more than $27,000 in taxpayer funds to settle with a sexual harassment accuser in exchange for her silence. And she may not be the only one for Conyers. This fund has also covered the messes other Democrats have found themselves in… Texas and Arizona come to mind. And there will be many more revealed in the coming days and weeks.

Massa wasted no time in his sexual pursuits. He started harassing his male staffers right after taking office in 2010. The Democratic Congressman would reportedly grope his staffers and make sexual advances on them. He resigned in disgrace in March 2010. After at first defending Conyers like they did Massa, Nancy Pelosi is now calling on Conyers to resign. He told her promptly to get stuffed and his attorney reiterated the sentiment. The Michigan congressman is accused of serially sexually harassing his female staffers and demanding sexual favors from them.

Shortly after his resignation in March 2010, Massa admitted in interviews he was “guilty” of engaging in inappropriate behavior with his staff, but said that he did nothing sexual and nothing criminal. In an interview with Fox News at the time of the scandal, he admitted to groping one of his staff members. “Yeah, I did. Not only did I grope him, but I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe,” Massa said.

His attorney is claiming that Massa had no knowledge of the payouts. That’s ridiculous. Of course he did. Democrats were originally rocked by this sex scandal, but it is becoming the norm now.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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