Breaking: Lowell Sun reports DiMasi to Resign as Speaker

The Lowell Sun is reporting that Sal Dimasi is poised to resign imminently.  One does not know if it is as speaker or from the House entirely.  

Sal DiMasi, the embattled speaker of the House of Representatives, is preparing to resign during the next couple of days, The Sun has learned.

A Statehouse source called the departure “imminent” after a receiving a flurry of phone calls last night and early this morning from several of the speaker’s closest colleagues. While no one would confirm or deny the Speaker’s resignation, the source said he was alerted to “developments” under way.

A second source told The Sun that several legislators were girding for an ascension fight between Rep. Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, and Rep. John Rogers, D-Norwood.

“Phone calls are already being made to line up support (for a new speaker). There’s a different urgency than past rumors,” he said.

In a press release Chairman Peter Torkildsen of the MassGOP had this to say.

“The resignation of Speaker DiMasi won’t mean the end of ethics questions on Beacon Hill. Without stronger ethics rules, accountability and transparency, the many problems in the State House will only continue.”

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