WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel makes a funny gesture ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rahm Emmanuel
Rahm Emanuel has been accused of a lot of things during his political career, but today one outgoing congressman may have topped all insults.
“Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn,” disgraced Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY ) said during a radio show. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”
Massa quit the House this week amid an ethics probe looking into some inappropriate comments he made to a staffer that carried with them sexual overtones.
The congressman willfully resigned, but now says the White House engineered the ethics probe because he vowed to vote against the health care bill.
“I was set up for this from the very, very beginning,” he said onWKPQ 105.3 FM in New York. “You think that somehow they didn’t come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what’s going on in Washington, D.C.”
During the radio-show monologue Massa said Emanuel cursed him out like nobody’s business for voting against the president’s health care bill last year.
But that's not the end of his Rahm tirade.
"Let me tell you a story about Rahm Emanuel," Massa said on the program. "I was a congressman in my first eight weeks; I was in the congressional gym, I went down and I worked out and I went into the showers ... I'm sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird and here comes Rahm Emanuel not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, and he starts poking a finger in my chest yelling at me because I wasn't going to vote for the president's budget.
"Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?"
Hear the juicy speech here.