(Politico) MARIANNE LEVINE 02/01/2019 11:37 PM Matt House a longtime communications director for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was forced to leave after inappropriate conduct with his colleagues according to a Schumer spokesperson. Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some uncomfortable he was asked to leave the spokesperson said in a statement. The Huffington Post was first to report the circumstances under which House left Schumers office in November. According to the Huffington Post House had inappropriate sexual encounters with younger staffers. 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 House said in a statement to POLITICO. 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 Ive stopped drinking and Ive committed to making myself a better colleague and person."