Bridgeport state Rep.-elect Christina Ayala’s legal troubles have some in the city wondering if the Democrat should step down before her term even begins.
“I think I would talk to her about it and say it might not be the right thing for her to stay in now because of all that’s taken place,” Dottie Gutman, vice-chairwoman of Bridgeport’s Democratic town committee told the Connecticut Post’s Brian Lockhart.
But Gabe Rosenberg, spokesman for Brendan Sharkey, who will assume the House speaker’s gavel in January, says Democrats are waiting for the legal process to play out.
Ayala was cited for evading responsibility following a hit-and-run accident in Bridgeport in August. This week, she was charged with breach of peace following a dispute with her boyfriend, who also faces charges in connection with the incident.
“This is a situation where we need the facts come out and the legal process play out,” Rosenberg said this morning. “Ultimately, it’s the voters of Bridgeport who are going to decide who represents them and that was done on Election Day.”