October 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York Congressman Eric Massa says he groped a staffer but denies it was sexual.
Massa's comments came Tuesday on conservative commentator Glenn Beck's Fox News Channel show.
The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, first reported that the House ethics panel is investigating allegations Massa groped multiple male staffers in his office. Massa has previously claimed his misconduct was limited to using inappropriate language with staffers.
Massa has given different reasons over the past week for quitting his seat, including health worries, a House ethics probe and charges fellow Democrats pushed him out because he opposed their health care bill. Democrats deny the charge.