Keller @ Large: Rep. Carlos Henriquez, We’ll Be Listening

February 6, 2014 1:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Rep. Carlos Henriquez, We’ll Be Listening
" BOSTON (CBS)  - State Rep. Carlos Henriquez is scheduled to face his fellow members of the House Thursday with the opportunity to state his case why they should not expel him for misconduct after his conviction on two counts of assault for beating up a girlfriend.

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And it sure looks like he’ll need to do more than play the victim himself.

That’s appeared to be the game plan since Henriquez was convicted last month, from his lawyer’s public emphasis on the race of the all-white jury that convicted him, to the rep’s own statement Wednesday that any contact between him and his friend was “consensual.”

What Henriquez has not explained, during a trial at which he declined to testify, through House Ethics Committee hearings in which members viewed photos of “severe brusing” on the victim, is how she got those bruises if not the way she swears under oath that she did "

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