Mattiello Withdraws Request for Convention Center Audit
Earlier today, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello withdrew his request for an audit of the Rhode Island Convention Center. The announcement came on the heels of a suit filed by House Republican Leader Blake Filippi alleging Speaker Mattiello of an abuse of power by ordering an illegal audit of the Rhode Island Convention Center after a friend of Mattiello was suspended by the Center.
Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Sue Cienki commented “I applaud Leader Filippi’s efforts in this matter. It takes courage and conviction to hold the powerful accountable for their misdeeds, and he showed both of these qualities today.” Cienki concluded “Rhode Islanders are tired of the corruption and cronyism that have plagued our state for decades. Today showed that strong leadership and a will to do what’s right can combat these elements and give hope to our community for the future.”