Henriquez, of Dorchester, was sentenced to six months in prison for assault and battery after he was convicted of holding down a woman and beating her because she refused sex.
Poirier released the following statement:
“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.”
Poirier is not alone. According to the Boston Globe, Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh would also like Henriquez to resign. House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said he would begin the formal process for expulsion should Henriquez not resign.