An ever-present aide to Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney took a leave of absence Friday after he became the subject of investigations in two states for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer.
His attorney denied the charges.
Jay Garrity, who serves as director of operations and is constantly at the side of the former Massachusetts governor, is accused of leaving a lengthy message with the answering service of a plumbing company on Mother’s Day, identifying himself as “Trooper Garrity” of the Massachusetts State Police and complaining about erratic driving by a company driver.
The district attorney in Boston is investigating the call, which was tape recorded by an after-hours operator. Impersonating an officer is a misdemeanor charge carrying a fine of up to $400 and one year imprisonment.
Impersonating a policeman is a serious matter. I think the sentence for such crimes should be substantially longer. I also think Romney is a fool at best and a crook at worst for choosing cop-impersonators to run his campaign.
Two aides in two scandals in one week. Now if a McCain aide gets caught doing something, the entirety of RINO Rudy McRomney has been implicated.