Massachusetts State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, Amherst Democrat, resigns as State Senate President

Dec. 5, 2017: Massachusetts State Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, Amherst Democrat, resigned as the Senate Senate President yesterday, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said on Monday, Dec. 4, that they were prepared to open a criminal investigation into allegations that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, sexually assaulted and harassed four men. Rosenberg, 68, announced that he had resigned as the Senate President in a letter to his fellow Senators, who met behind closed doors to discuss the details of the investigation, the future of the Senate, and its leadership. An Amherst Democrat who has worked in the Massachusetts State Legislature for more than thirty years, Rosenberg said he resigned as Senate President so that those making the allegations can come forward and tell their stories to Senate-hired investigators without fear of retribution.

Attribution: The Boston Globe

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