Wednesday, January 15, 2014

State Representative Elizabeth Poirier: Representative Carlos Henriquez Must Resign Immediately

Assistant House Minority Whip, and member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleboro) issued the following statement today in response to State Representative Carlos Henriquez being found guilty on two counts of assault and battery:

“In light of today’s verdict finding State Representative Carlos Henriquez guilty of two counts of assault and battery of a young woman, I am calling for his immediate resignation from the House of Representatives.

Now that Representative Henriquez has had his day in court, it is time for him to leave this institution which should in no way condone violence against women.

As elected officials, we must hold ourselves to the highest level of moral and ethical conduct. Mr. Henriquez has breached the trust of his colleagues and constituents, and his reprehensible actions will not be tolerated.”