Gibbs calls Massa's story 'ridiculous'
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed retiring New York Rep. Eric Massa's charges of a conspiracy to force him from office as "silly and ridiculous" in an appearance Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"Well, look, I think this whole story is ridiculous," Gibbs told host George Stephanopolous. "I think the latest excuse is silly and ridiculous.
"George, let's go through what we've heard from Congressman Massa.
"Last week, he, on Wednesday, was having a recurrence of cancer. On Thursday, he was guilty of using salty language. On Friday, we learned he's before the Ethics Committee to be investigated on charges of sexual harassment.
"So, look, I think, clearly, his actions appear to be in the appropriate venue in the Ethics Committees to look at, but we're focused not on crazy allegations but instead on making this system work for the American people rather than work for insurance companies."
March 9, 2010; 10:46 AM ET
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