Embattled lawmaker who alleged Boston bombing was government plot resigns
Rep. Stella Tremblay, R-Auburn, who was widely criticized for her public comments after the Boston marathon bombings for suggesting a federal "black-ops" team was behind them, has resigned.
House Information Officer Mario Piscatella confirmed Thursday that Tremblay submitted a letter of resignation.
Tremblay apologized for her remarks, including saying that bombing victim and double amputee Jeff Bauman in pictures taken just after the explosion did not appear to be in pain or shock.
New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Jennifer Horn said this afternoon, "The New Hampshire Republican State Committee made it very clear that Representative Tremblay was unfit for public office and not welcome in our party. We are glad to see her go."
New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein released the following statement on Tremblay's resignation:
"Republican Representative Stella Tremblay was an embarrassment to her constituents and to the entire State of New Hampshire, her resignation was long past due. It is telling that while Rep. Tremblay has finally resigned there has yet to be any kind of condemnation from Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, or Republican Senate President Peter Bragdon for her vile and chilling comments. Under their leadership the New Hampshire Republican Party has become synonymous with radical Tea Party extremism, and there has been an epidemic of shockingly inappropriate behavior by New Hampshire Republicans."