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Speaker Fox calls on Rep. Gordon to step down

September 19, 2011

This just in from House Speaker Gordon Fox, concerning Representative Dan Gordon:

I am deeply troubled upon learning today of the extensive and very serious criminal background of Representative Gordon, including violence against women and charges of attempted murder.  I would hope that Representative Gordon would seriously contemplate whether he should continue his service to the State ofRhode Island.  It is my feeling that this is so distracting and so disappointing that his constituents of District 71 and the people of this state would be better served if Representative Gordon stepped aside.  This obviously is not a one-time incident.  According to police reports, he has been imprisoned on more than one occasion and has been arrested at least a dozen times.  It is my feeling that Representative Gordon needs to get his own house in order before he continues to serve in the people’s House.

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