On Wednesday the New Britain Common Council formally requested that Alderman Michael Trueworthy resign.
The move comes after his highly publicized drunken tirade in Mayor Erin Stewart’s office on July 22nd. The same night, he was kicked out of a bar and allegedly screamed homophobic slurs.
Democrats and Republicans alike are requesting Trueworthy’s resignation. If he doesn’t resign, the council could vote him off the Board of Alderman.
“How do we explain to the public someone behaves like that and keeps his job?” asked Alderman Don Naples. “ I present this statement now to give Alderman Trueworthy a chance to step down on his own." I believe this gives him the best chance of recovery and avoids a formal removal hearing which would expose him and the city to further embarrassment," he said.
Trueworthy did step down as council president after the incident, but stayed on the board, saying he can keep doing his job and serve the public. He has admitted he caused problems last month at City Hall that prompted a police response. He also admitted to calling Stewart vulgar names.
However, he still does not plan to resign.
“The legal process has to take its course,” Trueworthy said.