Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s longtime communications director, Matt House, was forced to resign amid revelations that he had “inappropriate encounters” with staffers.
While no specific allegations were disclosed, “inappropriate” conduct is usually a euphemism for sexual harassment or assault.
“Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” a Schumer spokesman said.
Chuck Schumer Is First To Condemn Others
Matt House apologized for his misconduct in a statement to the New York Post. He suggested that too much alcohol had fueled his misbehavior.
“I absolutely loved my time working in the Senate and it was the honor of my life. I deeply regret the mistakes I made on the number of occasions when I had too much to drink, and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my behavior.
I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable. In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person.
Before becoming the communications director for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Matt House was previously Schumer’s press secretary. And before that, House worked for then-Senator Joe Biden’s failed 2008 presidential campaign.
Ironically, Schumer has not commented on the firing of his longtime aide, even though he’s very quick to condemn other politicians accused of sexual misconduct.
Kamala Harris Aide Resigns Amid Sex Harassment
Meanwhile, here’s what the senior advisers to other top Democrats have been up to:
As BizPac Review reported, a longtime aide to Democrat Senator Kamala Harris resigned in December 2018 amid revelations that he paid $400,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim when Harris was — ironically — the attorney general of California.
Harris — a junior senator who assumed office in 2017 — rocketed to fame in 2018 after viciously attacking Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation, when he was smeared with sham, 11th hour sexual misconduct claims.
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