Mate Tells of Massa 'Meat-Gazing' Days on Ship

GOP demands new probe of former congressman's case
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Mar 12, 2010 5:11 AM CST
Updated Mar 12, 2010 6:26 AM CST
Massa had a reputation for "meat gazing" in the military.   (Shutter Stock.)
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(Newser) – More sordid details are emerging about disgraced former NY Rep. Eric Massa and his days ogling and groping shipmates when he was in the Navy. When Massa was a commanding officer in the '90s, he used to take his wash down to the self-serve laundry, which happened to be where the junior officers slept and showered. "He was freaking totally meat-gazing!" mate Peter Clarke tells Gawker. "Everyone else used the laundry service."

Clarke imagined Massa thinking to himself: "Who needs Playgirl when I can just come down here and pretend I'm doing my laundry?" Meanwhile, the GOP yesterday called for a new investigation into how Democrats handled sex harrasment allegations against Massa by male staffers. If it goes ahead, the inquiry could well become an election-year embarrassment for the Dems. The Democrats haven't lived up to their vow of being the "cleanest and most ethical Congress in history," one GOP congressman tells the Washington Post.

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