Brian Joyce Mess Spills into the Senate

Senate Ethics Committee Remains Less Active than a Hundred Year Old Tomb

(BOSTON)— As reported yesterday, the IRS and FBI investigations have subpoenaed records from the Senate and from members in addition to Joyce. This morning, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance called on Senator Cynthia Cream, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics to open an immediate and public investigation into Senator Brian Joyce and the use of his senate office for personal enrichment. Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance previously called on Senator Joyce to resign and for Senate President Rosenberg to begin the process of expulsion.

“It was Joyce's decision alone to use his office as a one stop shop for personal enrichment. It was the Senate President’s decision to turn a blind eye to his behavior that today brings the entire body into the mess. Not surprising that until now, they decided to have an ethics committee that remains less active than a hundred year old tomb,” Paul Craney, Executive Director of The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, said. “As chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Senator Cream has a unique opportunity to show the public that the Senate itself is as concerned as the IRS and the FBI about the abuse of power and unethical conduct of its members.”

Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance’s letter to Senator Cream may be found here and was sent to members of the Senate.

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