MassGOP Calls On Senator Brian Joyce To Resign

BOSTON -- With federal investigators raiding the law offices of state Senator Brian Joyce, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement:

"With federal investigators raiding his office after a series of deeply troubling corruption reports, it is time for Senator Brian Joyce to resign from office immediately. Joyce's remarkable disregard for the law is a byproduct of the Democratic culture of corruption on Beacon Hill, where abuse of power appears to be a fringe benefit. The presence of such corrupt Democratic lawmakers is exactly why Senate President Rosenberg is wrong to want to weaken state ethics rules."

 

Background:

The FBI and IRS raided Senator Brian Joyce's law office today, after a long series of corruption reports about his conduct. (Milton Valencia, "FBI, IRS raid Canton law office of state Senator Brian Joyce," Boston Globe, 2/17/16)

Last year, Senate President Rosenberg said that state ethics rules were "way overreaching." (Boston Globe, "Rosenberg: ethics regulations can be overreaching," 12/16/15)

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