BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM)--Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has a new special assistant- former State Representative Carlos Henriquez who was expelled from the state legislature and served six months in jail after hitting a woman for refusing sex.
Henriquez, the representative from Dorchester, was convicted in 2014 for assault and continued to hold his seat from jail despite cries from lawmakers and members of the public alike that he resign. One of his loudest detractors was Mayor Walsh who at the time said “Violence against women is an epidemic and is totally and universally unacceptable.’’ Henriquez was later forcibly expelled from the legislature.
Mayor Walsh appears to now have had a change of heart. According to the Boston Globe Walsh has hired Henriquez as his special assistant. No word yet on his start date or what he his job responsibilities will be.
As an aside, the disgraced former representative also caused some embarrassment for the senior senator from Massachusetts when he tweeted out a photograph of himself with Senator Elizabeth Warren with their arms around each other in Boston's Government Center (see photo below).