Mass GOP calls on AG Healey, Sen. Warren to rescind Fernandes endorsement

Old social media statements continue to haunt freshman State Rep.
Happier days: Then-candidate Dylan Fernandes with Attorney General Healey and Senator Warren. Photo courtesy of Mass GOP

The MassGOP released the following statement regarding revelations that state representative Dylan Fernandes (D) made "racist, homophobic, sexist or anti-Native American comments" on social media. Attorney General Maura Healey hired Fernandes before he became a candidate for state representative, when he was endorsed by both Healey and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

"In light of Rep. Fernandes' bigoted comments, AG Healey and Sen. Warren should rescind the endorsement of the candidate they supported, and apologize to the people of the Cape and Islands for their bad judgment of character. For AG Healey to ignore these hateful words from her former employee would be to continue a pattern of abandoning her stated principles for the benefit of her political allies." -MassGOP spokesman Terry MacCormack

Mass GOP states that Rep. Fernandes used "racist, homophobic, sexist or anti-Native American" language and was forced to apologize after they came to light. (Geoff Spillane, "Fernandes apologizes for past Facebook posts," Cape Cod Times, 2/7/17) (Additional example - vulgarity uncensored)

AG Healey hired Fernandes. "The 26-year-old Woods Hole resident recently resigned his job as digital director in the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, in order to campaign for the elected post." (Steve Myrick, "State Representative Candidate: Dylan Fernandes," Vineyard Gazette, 10/27/16)

Both Healey and Sen. Warren endorsed Fernandes. (Endorsement photo)
Healey: Video Link
Warren: Video Link welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on