BRIDGEPORT – Christina Ayala is due in court on a domestic violence charge the same day she’s supposed to be sworn in as a state representative, raising questions about whether she should be sworn in at all.
The Bridgeport legislator’s mounting problems — this week’s arrest, coupled with hit and run charges in August, and revelations she does not live in the district — have some prominent Democrats urging Ayala to consider resigning from her 128th House District seat.
“I think I would talk to her about it and say it might not be the right thing for her to stay in now because of all that’s taken place,” said Dottie Guman, Bridgeport’s Democratic vice chairman, who had met with Ayala over the summer when the latter was pursuing her candidacy.
Some Democrats have lost the faith, baby, but not all:
[Bridgeport Mayor] Finch Tuesday said it was premature to say whether he or other Democrats should meet with Ayala to discuss her future.
“Let’s see how embarrassing this gets before deciding to throw her overboard”, the Mayor said. [note from our lawyers - that's a made up quote - Ed]