by Frank Holmes, reporter
Although Democratic politicians may have issues with inflation, border control and maintaining basic safety, they’ve done a remarkable job of deflecting the blame for most of the real scandals they’ve been in.
All that seems about to change, as several leading Democrats — including a recent, and possibly future, presidential candidate — have hitched themselves and their party to someone accused of the worst crime imaginable.
The man at the center of the controversy is Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.
He’s another woke, soft-on-crime Democrat running to become the most important law enforcement figure in Boston: the district attorney of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
He’s also been accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls. Yet he’s endorsed by the leading figures in the Democratic Party.
The city’s newspaper, The Boston Globe, reported last week that law enforcement officers had launched two investigations into Arroyo for allegedly commiting multiple sexual assaults around the same time.
In 2005, a 17-year-old girl came forward to say Arroyo had pressured her to perform oral sex on him for about four to six months. At the time, Arroyo was 18 years old and legally an adult, and the teen girl felt uncomfortable with his tactics for getting her to comply, so she went to the school administration, which informed the police.
In 2007, while Arroyo was 19, a 16-year-old girl told police she had gotten drunk with Arroyo at a party, woke up lying outside in the grass in front of the house, with a pain in her “private area.” She believed Arroyo had committed a Bill Cosby-style assault on her while she was unconscious…but she was too drunk to know for sure.
The authorities never pressed charges, and Arroyo has gone on to a bright career as a far-Left figure who wants to replace current D.A. Kevin Hayden and become the next woke prosecutor, like Chesa Boudin, George Gascon, Kim Foxx, or Alvin Bragg.
A lot of top Democrats think Arroyo’s just the man for the job.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., endorsed Arroyo in March. “I am glad to endorse Ricardo Arroyo for Suffolk County District Attorney,” said Warren, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate who definitely wants to run again. She called him “experienced” and “compassionate.” Warren—who is famously 1/1,024th American Indian—also said Arroyo “has worked tirelessly to address systemic racial and class inequities.”
Her colleague, Senator Ed Markey, endorsed Arroyo, as well.
Then there’s one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s closest allies, fellow Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. She also offered her personal, considered endorsement to Arroyo. When asked if she would rescind the endorsement, she said, “I think there’s a lot we’re still learning about that.”
Then she changed the subject, immediately ended the press conference, and left.
So far, none of these top Democrats have retracted their endorsement of someone accused of multiple sexual assaults—and of lying about it.
“Until a week ago, I had never been informed there were any such allegations ever made,” Arroyo said after the allegations broke. “I first learned of these allegations last week from the Boston Globe. I was never questioned by either Boston Public School officials or the Boston Police Department relative to any such allegations.”
But police documents say that’s a lie. An official in the D.A.’s office, James Borghesani, gave the media partial documentation that shows detectives questioned Arroyo and his family.
“Two detectives visited Arroyo’s home on Nov. 3, 2005, and spoke to his mother,” according to the documents, reported Boston.com.
The website continued, noting that “Arroyo was not home at the time, but he spoke to an investigator later that evening and told her he intended to hire a lawyer, the records show.”
Is it possible Arroyo forgot a police officer interrogated him, told him he’d been accused of using force to extract sexual favors, and scared Arroyo so much he promised to get an attorney?
In fact, the documents said, police informed Arroyo of the 2007 charge, as well.
As the records show, the information eventually went to the Suffolk County D.A.—which means he’s been investigated by the very office Warren, Marksey, and Pressley now want him to lead.
Arroyo has remained defiant, maintained his innocence—and said he wants an investigation of The Boston Globe for printing the story in the first place
Arroyo also produced a statement that he claimed was from one of the victims, saying that he did not commit sexual assault.
That still leaves one credible allegation of sexual assault that was reported at the time it happened—and what looks like one confirmed, public lie.
That’s more than Warren or Markey ever dredged up against Brett Kavanaugh—and they tried to destroy his career and his family over it while claiming they “believe all women.”
Now, do you understand why you never heard of Ricardo Arroyo anywhere except at The Horn News?
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”