Watch Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed’s statement:
No word from the Senate President on Senator Ruggerio who was the one who actually plead to refusing a breathalizer.
There’s also this from the Journal:
Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio on Wednesday called Sen. Frank Ciccone’s decision to resign from two of his committee posts “courageous.”
“Obviously he is thinking about the Senate as an institution,” Ruggerio said after the regular Senate session ended. “I wish him the best and he is my friend and I am sure things will work out.”
Yes, courageous that Ciccone, who along with Ruggerio, works for Laborers International Union of North America, will remain the Vice-Chair of the Senate Labor Committee. What does organized labor in Rhode Island think of all this, threatening police officers pensions?
You know what would have been courageous? Putting your drunk friend in a cab.
Ruggerio also stated that he would stay in his post as Senate Majority Leader (the number 2 spot in that chamber) and remain on all his committees. People, Ruggerio was the drunk driver, Ruggerio was the one who could have killed someone.
He seems to see even this arrest as a means to further his career, so had he killed someone, he probably would have seen that a sign he should run for governor.
RINPR: Ciccone was arrested twice in the early ’80s, testified in Chief Justice Bevilacqua’s impeachment case
Phillipe And Jorge:
Do yourself a favor and follow the link to read the whole thing.