By Conservative Generation for Left Coast Rebel
The plot regarding Massa’s resignation took an interesting twist over the weekend. According to an interview with Massa at a local radio show, Massa accused the Democratic leadership of pushing him out in order to push Health Care. Massa, a Freshman Democratic Congressman, was one of the “no” votes on the previous Health Care bill.
Massa said the following on the radio:
"There's a reason that this has all happened, frankly one that I had not realized," Massa said on WKPQ radio on Sunday. "Mine is now the deciding vote on the health care bill, and this administration and this House leadership have said, quote unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it'll pass."
If Massa is correct, then the allegations made by legislative director Ronald S Hikel (pictured above) would need to have been coerced by the Democratic leadership to create a situation that would remove Massa from office.
It turns out Mr. Hikel does in fact have a past of shady deals in relation to the Obama Administration. Pamela Gellar at Atlas Shrugs uncovered Hikel as a possible front man funneling foreign money into Obama’s campaign during the 2008 elections. Mr. Hikel’s LinkedIn page confirms that the Massa staffer is the same Ron Hikel in Pamela’s piece.
Mr. Hikel is also an investor in Health Care, a longtime political health care consultant, who has connections that seem to indicate that Massa’s allegations might hold water. If Obamacare passes, what would you bet that Mr. Hikel gets a nice job working in whatever federal bureaucracy is established?
Red State is reporting that Massa might rescind his resignation
"Rahm Emanuel is the son of the devil's spawn" according to Massa. Weasel Zippers has the story.