OK, here’s your two steps forward:
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek reelection after only one term in office.
According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House Ethics Committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.
Massa, whose departure endangers Democrats’ hold on a competitive seat, told POLITICO Wednesday afternoon that no one has brought allegations of misconduct to him.
You’ll love this bit, as Massa lamely denies the harassment allegations, saying, “When someone makes a decision to leave Congress, everybody says everything. I have health issues. I’ll talk about it [later].”
I’m sure. Right after he’s spent more time with his family.
(Three steps forward, if someone half decent can capture this seat in November.)
UPDATE: Will Collier’s got your synchronicity right here, baby. And maybe some schadenfreude, too.