New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer’s communications director has resigned.
According to the Federalist, the resignation comes amid misconduct allegations that appear to be sexual in nature.
“I absolutely loved my time working in the Senate and it was the honor of my life,” the aide, Matt House, told The Huffington Post.
“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,” he said.
“I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable,” House said.
Schumer who runs to the microphone to condemn everyone else who is caught in these scandals, has been mum on the topic, but a spokesman for the senator issued a statement.
“Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” he said.
“Chuck Schumer’s longtime communications director Matt House was forced out last November after it was revealed that he had inappropriate sexual encounters with junior staffers leading some to feel uncomfortable,” The Huffington Post’s Yashar Ali said.
1. Scoop: Chuck Schumer's longtime communications director Matt House was forced out last November after it was revealed that he had inappropriate sexual encounters with junior staffers leading some to feel uncomfortable. https://t.co/h6uDNS5n1J
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 2, 2019
The Huffington Post also noted:
When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s longtime communications director Matt House announced he was leaving just after November’s midterm elections, the news was met with widespread bipartisan praise for House and his reputation for fairness. But some of House’s Senate colleagues were surprised to learn of his departure, given that he did not have a high-profile job lined up and that Democrats could regain control of the Senate in 2020.
Now it looks like many top democrats as well as Schumer have some significant explaining to do as House’s departure, was not voluntary.
HuffPost has learned, through two sources with knowledge of the situation, that House was pushed out for allegedly having inappropriate sexual encounters with junior staffers, ending what was a nearly six-year tenure as communications director for the New York Democrat. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to a reporter about the allegations.
Conservative talk show host Wayne Dupree noted, While Schumer has been trying to tear down Pres. Trump’s house, he was allegedly allowing Caligula (former aide) to ransack his.”
While Schumer has been trying to tear down Pres. Trump's house, he was allegedly allowing Caligula (former aide) to ransack his https://t.co/TjjvRQbQpy
— Wayne Dupree 🎧 (@WayneDupreeShow) February 2, 2019
Emily Miller noted Schumer’s cover up wasn’t getting enough attention.
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) February 2, 2019