Democrats will go after dog-fighters, spouse and child-abusers in sports. But when it comes to politics, Democrats look the other way.
The NAACP did exactly that, as they came to the aid of woman-beater Carlos Henriquez.
You likely don’t know who Carlos Henriquez is, but he is the son of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing for the Obama administration. Henriquez ran for the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. However, five months before the election in July of 2012, Henriquez was charged with kidnapping and assault of a woman.
In Sept the kidnapping charge was dropped; but the other charges remained pending through the election.
You would think this all would have ruined Henriquez’s chances of election, given the War on Women meme the Democrats were touting at the time, however that is not the case.
With the charges pending, Henriquez was elected in a landslide, beating his opponent by 46 points. Democrats in his Boston district overwhelmingly elected this scoundrel.
You might be thinking, perhaps he’s not guilty? But according to police, Henriquez choked and punched Katherine Gonzalvez in the summer of 2012. The two were on a date in his car, when he made sexual advances. She said no, at which point Henriquez commandeered her cell phone. When they arrived in Boston, she was able to escape the vehicle and call the police.
Henriquez was convicted of the charges, the judge saying at sentencing:
“When a woman tells you she doesn’t want to have sex, that means she does not want to have sex.”,
After conviction Henriquez refused to resign, forcing the Democrat-controlled MA house finally moved to expel him.
The NAACP was there to fight for Henriquez, and here is their statement on the matter:
The NAACP, New England Area Conference (NEAC), respectfully requests that the Massachusetts House of Representatives abstain from voting in the matter of the expulsion of Representative Carlos Henriquez, expected to come before the House today. In the alternative, Members of the House are asked to vote against the expulsion of their colleague.
There are two basis on which NEAC makes the request. Firstly, the matter of expulsion is premature since Representative Henriquez’s case is under appeal. The House of Representatives must respect the Massachusetts judicial process and let Representative Henriquez’s case before the Appeals Court proceed, without jumping to judgment before the appellate decision is rendered.
Secondly, while NEAC respects the jury’s decision, there is currently no rule for expulsion that applies to misdemeanor convictions. Representative Henriquez was duly elected by the electorate and there is no legal basis upon which the House of Representatives can properly act.