A staffer for Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) resigned this weekend after he was arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit a prostitute, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday.
David Wihby, Ayotte’s state director in New Hampshire, was arrested on Friday night in Nashua, N.H., for the misdemeanor charge of soliciting a prostitute, according to the Globe.
In a statement on Saturday night, Ayotte said that she had accepted Wihby’s resignation.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened that David Wihby, my state director and a friend for many years, has been arrested under these circumstances,” she said. “David obviously cannot continue his duties, and I have accepted his resignation. This is a very difficult time, and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.”
Wihby is also an elected member of the Manchester, N.H., school board and formerly served as a Manchester city alderman, according to the Globe.
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