Aresimowicz urges Arce to resign from House

Published on Thursday, 1 March 2018 20:41
Written by The Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut state legislator is under pressure to resign because of a series of text messages he allegedly sent to a teenage girl in 2015.

Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz has called on Democratic State Rep. Angel Arce of Hartford to step down in a Feb. 28 letter that was released publicly on Thursday.

The Hartford Courant reports Aresimowicz recommended the third-term lawmaker step down after he told the speaker the newspaper was seeking comment on a series of texts that were apparently sent from his Facebook Messenger account to a girl who was then 16.

The Courant reviewed the messages provided by the teen and reported they were not obscene but affectionate in nature.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Thursday, 1 March 2018 20:41. Updated: Thursday, 1 March 2018 20:43.