“I am truly sorry for my actions in this matter, and I am disappointed in my behavior and lack of judgment”
Rhode Island Democrat State Senator Joshua Miller has learned his sentence and it’s predictably light. Read the backstory here.
FOX News reports:
Democrat senator who keyed car with ‘Biden sucks’ sticker learns punishment in court
A Rhode Island state senator who was caught keying a man’s car last month was sentenced to pay restitution after admitting to the charges of vandalism and obstruction of a police officer.
“I am truly sorry for my actions in this matter, and I am disappointed in my behavior and lack of judgment,” Sen. Joshua Miller, a Democrat, told reporters outside 3rd District Court in Warwick on Tuesday, according to The Boston Globe.
“In a blink of an eye, I exhibited a lack of self-control that has impacted my reputation,” he added. “For that, I only have myself to blame as I am solely responsible for what led to today’s court proceedings.”
Miller, 69, was arrested in June after he vandalized a car with a “Biden Sucks” bumper sticker and later lied to police. He initially denied keying the car and later claimed the victim was “daring” him to once police confronted him with video evidence.
During the arraignment, Miller pled no contest to the two charges and was ordered to pay $2,850 in restitution to the vehicle owner and to donate $250 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. If Miller does not commit any more crimes for the next year, the case will be expunged from his record, the Globe reported.
Miller said he had no plan to resign from his position at the state house.
The Rhode Island Republican Party chair, who called for Miller to resign, said the plea deal is “disappointing although not surprising.”
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