House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement today in response to the verdict handed down in the trial of former Speaker Sal DiMasi:
Today is yet another dark day for politics in Massachusetts. The verdict that was handed down by a jury of peers is certainly a black-eye on Beacon Hill. This is another example of the continuing problems that we can lay at the doorstep of one-party politics. It is my hope that as we go forward, we can dismiss the notion that individuals are entitled to, or can get away with, abusing the public’s trust. Hopefully, we can convince the public that, once again, situations involving the abuse of power are the exception and not the rule. We, their elected officials, must work that much harder so the public can restore their trust in us.