Report: Schumer Aide Forced to Leave After Inappropriate Sexual Encounters

A top aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was reportedly pushed out of his role after having “inappropriate” sexual encounters with junior staffers. Two sources told HuffPost that former communications director Matt House was forced to leave just after the 2018 midterm elections due to the incidents. “Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” a spokesman for Schumer told the website. In his own statement, House told the website he “deeply regret the mistakes” he made when he “had too much to drink” and apologized for his behavior. “I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable,” he told HuffPost. Schumer's office reportedly did not file any “formal legal complaints” against House after the incidents. House reportedly worked for Schumer for almost six years, and served in communications roles for Sen. Joe Biden’s presidential run before his Congressional gig.