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What Do YOU Think She Said? In Florida, This Latina Legislative Aide Is Under Fire For Cursing At A Chairman

A legislative aide in Tampa, Florida is under investigation for maybe, possibly calling the city council chairman an “asshole” during a meeting.

Last Thursday, Carrie Henriquez was caught on camera walking behind Chairman Luis Viera, who is her boss’s rival on the council, either coughing or whispering expletives before leaving the room.

In the clip, Viera, stunned, turns around to look at Guido Maniscalco, Henriquez’s boss.

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“Did she just say something,” Viera asks Maniscalco.

At first, Maniscalco believed his aide might have indeed bad-mouthed his colleague. He confronted her after the meeting, where Henriquez denied any cursing.

“She looked at me like I was crazy,” Maniscalco told the Daily Mail.

Maniscalco now believes his staffer, saying that it’s common to mishear people. An example: musical lyrics.

“’Hold me closer, Tony Danza.’ I’ve heard that song hundreds of times and I still misunderstood it,” he said. “There’s several Beatles songs like that, too. I believe her. Sometimes we hear a song and we think we know the lyrics.”

For her part, Henriquez has also publicly denied Viera’s claims.

‘I can be salty sometimes, but I would never do anything to jeopardize the council member’s (Maniscalco’s) reputation or my husband’s good name,’ Henriquez, who is married to Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez, said.

According to the staffer, she didn’t say any word at all. Instead, she just erupted in a series of coughs and sneezes and walked out of the meeting room to avoid causing a distraction.

Viera, however, remains unconvinced. There are rumors Henriquez is under investigation, but it’s still unclear.

“If the City were investigating such a matter, we would not comment nor would there be any public records to release during an active investigation,” the city’s Human Resources director said.

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