The entire state Senate has passed a resolution calling on Dianne Wilkerson to “resign immediately her position as Senator from the Second Suffolk District.” Here’s the resolution (pdf).
UPDATE: Wilkerson had previously written in a letter to Sen. Pres. Murray that she would “respect whatever decision you make.” My guess: that “respect” will not extend to resigning her office. It just means that she won’t raise a stink about being stripped of her committee appointments — not that she’d get anywhere anyway. But maybe Wilkerson will surprise us all by stepping down and ending her sticker campaign.
FURTHER UPDATE: Governor Patrick has just issued this statement (email, no link):
“On a bi-partisan basis, the Senate today unanimously re-affirmed that elected officials should be held to the highest ethical standards. I support and respect their action.”
Hmm. I mean, I guess he’s calling for her to resign, but it’s hard to tell. A more definitive statement would have been preferable.
STILL FURTHER UPDATE: Surprise! Wilkerson has rejected the Senate’s call for her to resign, but assures us that she is “committed to do what is in the best interest of the residents of this district.” Ah, I feel better now.