Christina Ayala needs to make a statement. The political jackals are already sniffing around to replace her. The longer she waits to issue a statement the more questions she fields from friends, co-workers and the people from the East Side and Hollow who elected her to represent them in Connecticut’s State House. She’s expected to receive the oath of office as a lawmaker in four weeks. It’s a particular problem when a lawmaker is charged with breaking laws.
This story is not going away. In her defense, she’s been charged twice in separate misdemeanor cases for fleeing the scene of an auto accident and then allegedly engaged in a domestic altercation with her boyfriend. These are not felony charges. She’s put herself in a political pickle, however, that will intensify if she doesn’t speak. There will be court appearances and more questions raised.
In fact, the political jackals, as well as city scribes, will poke to see what else in her past can be added to the pile.
Even if she declares publicly she’s looking forward to relentlessly representing her constituents, it erases the question so many have raised: will she serve?
OIB has put in a request to Christina for a comment. Christina?