House Republicans Call for Resignation of Lawmaker After Arrest

The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus released the following statement following news of the arrest of Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia):

“The news of Rep. Boyle’s arrest is more than troubling. The allegations against him, if true, mean he should no longer hold public office. It is clear Rep. Boyle should resign from office now to focus on his personal health and the future well-being of those around him.”

The 41 year old has been charged with harassment and violation of a protection from abuse order filed by his wife in what his attorney says was a “domestic issue,” a newspaper reported.

He acknowledged that any violation of a protection from abuse order is concerning, but added, “it is important to note the fact Kevin Boyle is not accused of any act of violence.”

“We are optimistic that with treatment, Kevin can return to full health, resolve these charges, and continue serving his constituents,” he said.