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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., saw his communications director depart last year over “inappropriate encounters” with staffers, a Schumer spokesman told Fox News. (Associated Press)
(************)(**********)(**********)(***********)The communications director for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was forced out of his role after the November midterm elections over “inappropriate encounters” with staffers, Fox News has learned.(************)(***********)“Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” a Schumer spokesman told Fox News regarding Matt House, who served as the senator’s communications director for nearly six years.(************)(***********)No specific allegations of improper behavior involving House were disclosed.(************)(***********)(*************)KAMALA HARRIS AIDE RESIGNS OVER $(*****************************)G HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT(**************)(************)(***********)In a statement to the New York Post, House said: “I absolutely loved my time working in the Senate and it was the honor of my life. I deeply regret the mistakes I made on the number of occasions when I had too much to drink, and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my behavior.”(************)(***********)“I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable. In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person,” he continued.(************)(***********)According to his LinkedIn page, House previously served from (***********************) to (**********************) as Schumer’s press secretary. Prior to joining Schumer’s office, House worked for then-Sen. Joe Biden’s (************************) presidential campaign.(************)(***********)(*************)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP(**************)(************)(***********)In the past, Schumer has been quick to comment when powerful figures have crossed lines with underlings. Along with other Democrats, he pushed for former U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign following sexual misconduct accusations and a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.(************)(***********)The Schumer aide’s departure was another sign of turmoil among the staffs of top Democrats.(************)(***********)In December a senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned over inquiries about a $(*****************************),(*********************************) harassment lawsuit against him while working at the California Department of Justice.(************)(***********)In August, reports surfaced that a longtime driver for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was suspected of spying on behalf of the Chinese.(************)(***********)(***************)Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this story.(****************)(************)(**********)(**********)(************)(****************)(****************)(************)(************)(*****************)(*****************)(************)(************)(*****************)(*****************)(************)(************)(************)(************)(*****************)(************)(*****************)(**************)(**************)(************)(************)(************)(************)(************)(*****************)(*****************)(************)(************)(*****************)(**************)(**************)(*****************)(************)(************)(************)(************)(************)(**********)(******************)(*******************)Read the Original Post(*****************)