Ethics Committee No Longer Pursuing Massa’s Fracking Nor His Snorkeling

The House Ethics Committee abandoned its probe of Eric Massa this afternoon–according to The Washington Post–concluding that it couldn’t do anything to the former congressman even if it uncovered the fracking, or snorkeling, or text messages that appeared to be out there.

Republicans are pressing for the committee to complete its investigation, but–barring any more strange television appearances–this would appear to wind down Mr. Massa’s bizarre turn in the spotlight.

Which should make outgoing Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy very happy. Ethics Committee No Longer Pursuing Massa’s Fracking Nor His Snorkeling