MassGOP Calls On AG Healey, Sen. Warren To Rescind Endorsement Of Cape Rep. After Bigoted Comments

BOSTON - The MassGOP released the following statement regarding revelations that state representative Dylan Fernandes (D) made "racist, homophobic, sexist or anti-Native American comments" on social media. AG Maura Healey hired Fernandes before he became a candidate for state representative, when he was endorsed by both Healey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

"In light of Rep. Fernandes' bigoted comments, AG Healey and Sen. Warren should rescind the endorsement of the candidate they supported, and apologize to the people of the Cape and Islands for their bad judgment of character. For AG Healey to ignore these hateful words from her former employee would be to continue a pattern of abandoning her stated principles for the benefit of her political allies." -MassGOP spokesman Terry MacCormack

AG Healey, Sen. Warren, & Rep. Fernandes:



Rep. Fernandes used "racist, homophobic, sexist or anti-Native American" language and was forced to apologize after they came to light. (Geoff Spillane, "Fernandes apologizes for past Facebook posts," Cape Cod Times, 2/7/17) (Additional example - vulgarity uncensored)

AG Healey hired Fernandes. "The 26-year-old Woods Hole resident recently resigned his job as digital director in the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, in order to campaign for the elected post." (Steve Myrick, "State Representative Candidate: Dylan Fernandes," Vineyard Gazette, 10/27/16)

Both Healey and Sen. Warren endorsed Fernandes. (Endorsement photo)
Healey: Video Link
Warren: Video Link

Healey supported and defended Moses Dixon after it was revealed he was arrested for domestic violence. "State Attorney General Maura Healey along with Congressman James P. McGovern, Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, State Rep. Mary Keefe and Worcester City Councilor Sarai Rivera vowed their support for Moses Dixon, a candidate for state representative in the 17th Worcester District, after allegations he assaulted a former girlfriend were discussed recently." (Scott Croteau, "Several key Democrats vow support to state representative candidate Moses Dixon after 'unfounded' domestic violence allegations," MassLive, 10/16/17)

Healey defended the Teamsters even though their leader pled guilty to hardball tactics, including the use of sexist and homophobic slurs. (Source)