MA Democrat Denise Andrews one-ups Harry Reid with seemingly bogus, un-sourced cocaine allegation against opponent
This is beyond dirty politics. It’s just bizarre. Read the whole thing. She went the whole nine yards, including to the police. But it doesn’t appear to hold up at all.
Politics is a dirty game but one Massachusetts Representative appears to have really upped the ante in the run up to elections.
Denise Andrews, a Democrat representing the the 2nd Franklin district, went to the police accusing her Republican opponent of buying cocaine.
Andrews claims she was acting on behalf on a concerned constituent who had called her with worries that GOP candidate Susannah Whipps Lee was buying drugs.
According to a police report, Andrews turned up at the station on August 14 and said someone within the Police Department had phoned a constituent and told them that police had received a telephone call from a cocaine dealer who claimed to have sold drugs to Lee.
Andrews refused to name the constituent who allegedly received the police phone call, reported the Boston Herald.
Andrews then told Timothy Anderson, the chief of police in her rival’s hometown of Athol, that one of his officers had gone to Lee’s home, confiscated the cocaine and brought it back to the station.
Originally, Andrews could not remember the name of the officer who went to Lee’s home.
Hoping it’ll blow over: Police say they found no basis for Andrews’ allegations that the GOP candidate bought cocaine
She then returned to the station and named the narcotics officer, Jarret Mousseau, as the person who confiscated the drugs.
However, Mousseau was not on duty the day she was alleged to have gone to Lee’s home and there was no cocaine in the police station’s drug locker that day either. Mousseau denied any knowledge of a drug sale.