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Councilmember Cheh Again Calls for Thomas to Step Down
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Councilmember Cheh Again Calls for Thomas to Step Down

 

From Kiara Pesante:

Yesterday, Councilmember Mary Cheh, Chair Pro Tempore of the Council of the District of Columbia, issued the following statement on the charges brought against Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr.:

 

“This turn of events is very sad and deeply disappointing – for Tommy and his family, and for the people of Ward 5 and the District of Columbia.

 

“Last summer, I was one of three Councilmembers to acknowledge that the on-going investigation into his misdeeds was a serious distraction from our legislative work and called for him to step down of his own will. I call on him again to do so, and regret that because of his actions he now faces not only the loss of his seat, but prison as well.

 

“Fundamentally, I don’t think Tommy is a bad person, and as his colleague and friend, I desperately wish the circumstances were different. But we live under the rule of law and all of us have to face the consequences of our actions. Tommy Thomas is no exception.

 

”I wish him strength and dignity as he accepts his punishment, and I hope that the District can now move forward without the distraction of these disturbing events.”

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