Fox News: Massachusetts Gov Healey’s ‘things will happen’ comment on migrant rape case spills into NH gov race

New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Kelly Ayotte on Tuesday torched Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s recent comments on a migrant rape case in the Bay State.

Healey, a Democrat, recently was asked on camera by Boston 25 News about the case against Cory Alvarez, a 26-year-old migrant from Haiti who is charged with raping a 15-year-old disabled girl at the Comfort Inn in Rockland, Massachusetts, that was converted into an emergency migrant shelter by the state.

“It’s a horrible situation. It’s a horrible allegation. My thoughts are with the victim and her family,” Healey told the outlet at an event in Dorchester last week, defending the vetting process for migrants who are placed at the state’s emergency shelters. “I think we have the right systems in place. Unfortunately, this is a terrible incident.” 

“This is also an individual who came in lawfully under the federal government through a federal program. … Unfortunately, we have security and systems in place, we have vetting in place. It is unfortunate from time to time things will happen.”

Ayotte, a former U.S. senator, issued a statement on Tuesday demanding that her Democrat opponent, Joyce Craig, “denounce” Healey’s endorsement in the New Hampshire governor’s race.

“This is the problem with politicians. There are real consequences for these dangerous sanctuary policies and when the system fails our children, it is not good enough to say it will happen – it is unacceptable, and it must be fixed. Maura Healey should be ashamed of herself,” Ayotte said in a statement to the Boston Herald.

“Unfortunately, Joyce Craig agrees with her Massachusetts mentor’s dangerous sanctuary policies and would bring this crisis to New Hampshire. Craig needs to denounce Healey’s endorsement, and once and for all condemn sanctuary policies,” she added. 

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