Massa told Fox News that, yes, he groped a male staffer — but not sexually.
“Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe and then four guys jumped on top of me,” he said. “It was my 50th birthday. It was ‘kill the old guy.’ You can take anything out of context.”
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Massa has previously claimed his misconduct was limited to using inappropriate language with staffers.
Massa’s interview came after the former New York Democrat alleged that party leaders conspired to force him out of office so they would have an easier time approving the health care reform bill.
In a radio interview Sunday, Massa described himself as the “deciding vote” on health care.