Massa: Rahm is 'son of devil's spawn'

Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) is taking some harsh parting shots at the White House on his way out of office.

Massa, who is stepping down amid allegations of sexual harrassment, said that Emanuel is a ruthless tactician who would "sell his mother" for a vote.

"Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn," Massa said in a radio interview. "He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."

Massa also accused Democratic leaders of forcing him out of office because he had voted against healthcare reform.

"This administration and this House leadership has said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this healthcare bill," he said. "And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots."

The New York Democrat has said he's retiring due to a recurrence of his cancer, but the House Ethics Committee has also opened an investigation into allegations that he sexually harrassed a male staffer.