The communications director for New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer has resigned.
The resignation comes amid misconduct allegations that appear to be sexual in nature.
But the senator, who runs to the microphone to condemn everyone else who is caught in these scandals, has been mum on the topic.
“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.
“In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person,” he said.
Schumer is hiding but a spokesman for the senator has 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
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.
House’s departure, however, 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.
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) February 2, 2019
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
Weird how the Centrists aren't talking about the sexual misconduct of Schumer's communications director, Matt House https://t.co/M7vxi2wger
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— Ray Jackson (@ZiloElGrande) February 2, 2019
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