Limbaugh, Beck Rally Around Massa

Congressman claims he was forced out on health care opposition
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2010 8:35 AM CST
Eric Massa, conservative hero?   (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

(Newser) – Talk about strange bedfellows: Conservative pundits have rushed to support Eric Massa, the New York Democrat who resigned Monday amid allegations sexual harassment. Massa says he's being pushed out over health care—a claim some pundits seem happy to support. Rush Limbaugh promoted the charge at length on his show yesterday, predicting an outpouring of support for Massa. "This guy is as fired up as anybody I've ever heard anywhere opposed to this, and the process and how they're getting it done. This guy is going to have so much support from people."

Glenn Beck is planning to conduct an hourlong interview tonight with the former congressman, the Washington Post notes. Other pundits aren't sold. Don't be fooled by a "weapon of Massa destruction," warned conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. “He’s been a progressive zealot and political opportunist his entire career.” The left is similarly skeptical. “If the stories that are circulating are true," a Democratic strategist tells Politico, the GOP risks rallying behind a man who "harassed male members of his staff." “Is that really where they want to be?”

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