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Schumer Aid Booted for Inappropriate Sexual Conduct with Junior Staffers

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Matt House, the veteran communications director for Sen. Chuck Schumer, was reportedly squeezed out following the November midterm elections for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with junior staffers, according to a spokesperson. (Photo Credit: Breitbart)

Matt House, the veteran communications director for Sen. Chuck Schumer, was reportedly squeezed out following the November midterm elections for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with junior staffers, according to a spokesperson.

In a statement to the New York Post, House reportedly said, “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.”

As Fox News has reported, House’s departure “was another sign of turmoil among the staffs of top Democrats. In December a senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned over inquiries about a $400,000 harassment lawsuit against him while working at the California Department of Justice. In August, reports surfaced that a longtime driver for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was suspected of spying on behalf of the Chinese.”

“A source who spoke to HuffPost on the condition of anonymity reported that no legal complaints were filed against House as a result of the inappropriate behavior,” according to The Daily Mail. It added, “Prior to working for Schumer, House served in a series of communications-related roles including in Sen Joe Biden’s Democratic 2008 presidential campaign and in former New Hampshire Rep Paul Hodes’ congressional office. News of his departure from Schumer’s office was met with bipartisan praise for House as well as speculation regarding why he was leaving. The senate minority leader has not commented publicly on the matter.”

Frontpagemag.com had some jibes in reporting House’s departure, noting dryly, “Top Democrats can’t seem to stop hiring sexual harassers. Senator Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Bill de Blasio in New York and Governor Bullock in Montana have all been embroiled in sexual harasser staff scandals in just January and December.”

“House went to work as communications director for Chuck Schumer in June 2013,” according to Heavy.com. The site added, “Earlier, from 2011 to 2012, he worked as a press secretary for the New York senator. During the years House spent as communications director, he garnered high praise for his work steering Schumer’s office. Politico named House to its “power list” of Capitol Hill staffers in 2017, calling him one of the “sharpest operators” on Capitol Hill. And in 2014, Roll Call named House to its “fabulous 50” list, a grouping of what Roll Call says are “Capitol Hill’s leading staffers – the people behind the scenes who wield the power and drive their party’s message.”

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