For state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, it was a â€œsad day.â€ Rep. Brian Wallace described it to a reporter as â€œheart-wrenching.â€ And Rep. Willie Mae Allen declined comment altogether.
Lawmakersâ€™ reactions to the indictment of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ran the gamut, including others who said they felt a sense of betrayal and disappointment. Read more
Members of the Dorchester delegation stood squarely behind state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi's re-election bid earlier this month as ethics questions cast a cloud over his close associates.
Local lawmakers, all fellow Democrats, said DiMasi has run the 160-member House well and has kept an "open-door policy." They also cited his focus on the economy as they head into the new legislative session, which officially started on Wednesday, Jan. 7 with the vote on DiMasi as their first item of business. Read more