I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this post yet…
State Representative Jennifer Callahan brought the House proceedings to a hault on Thursday after Sal DiMasi called a recess after comments Callhan made on the House floor.
Those comments relayed a threat she received by what appears to be a tenured legislative member. The exact quote Callahan said was
I want you to know that I’m not only aware of what was said, but I’ve been in this building a long time and I know a lot of people, and that if I want to I could make your life really difficult. I could really hurt you if I wanted to.
DiMasi’s office says that he is “…taking the threat very seriously…” but that they are not commenting on it at this time.
This could be just the way things get done up there on Beacon Hill. If it is, that’s too bad. And I’m glad Callahan made the threat public. Hopefully we’ll find out who the person was and appropriate action will be taken, however, I don’t see that actually happening.