Updated: Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010, 3:36 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010, 3:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Washington Post on Tuesday reported on several incidents that may have lead to Rep. Eric Massa's resignation from the 29th District Congressional seat.
The newspaper reports that Massa staffers were concerned about inappropriate comments and groping and had blocked the congressman's request to take an intern with him on two West Coast trips.
The report also says that the incident that lead to Massa's resignation occured at the funeral in Hornel for Lance Cpl. Zack Smith, the Marine who died of an explosion in Afghanistan.
Massa had reportedly struck up a conversation with a young bartender serving at the wake. Several days later a blogger posted comments accusing Massa of soliciting sex from the bartender.
The House ethics committee is scrutinizing what Democratic leaders knew when about the harassment allegations, and how they acted on the information.