From NBC's Mark Murray
Breaking News from the AP: "The House ethics committee says it is starting 'a full and complete investigation' into whether anyone covered up sexual harassment allegations against former Rep. Eric Massa."
"The New York Democrat resigned last months after allegations surfaced that he sexually harassed male members of his staff. The committee cannot investigate former members. Rather, the panel will look into what others knew about Massa's conduct, and what they did with any information they received."
Per NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, here are excerpts of what the Ethics Committee released:
The allegations surrounding former Representative Eric Massa are serious and warrant a full and complete investigation.
The Committee voted unanimously to establish an investigative subcommittee to conduct a full and complete inquiry into whether the conduct of any Member, officer or employee of the House violated any law, rule, regulation or any other standard of conduct applicable to the performance of their duties with respect to the allegations of misconduct involving former Representative Massa.