BOSTON — Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has called on Mayor Jasiel Correia to "step aside."

A spokesman for the Republican governor said Friday that Baker is urging Correia to "act in the best interests of the people of Fall River and step aside until the case is resolved."

According to The Herald News, Baker stopped short of calling for Correia to resign the office of mayor.

On Thursday, after his arraignment in Boston, Correia told reports that he would not resign.

Baker's re-election campaign has removed Correia endorsement of the governor from it's website.