City Councilman and state Sen.-elect Hiram Monserrate forfeited his right to represent the people of New York when he hit his girlfriend in the face with a glass. Allegedly.
Any man who raises a hand to a companion, significant other, spouse, lover, neighbor or stranger - let alone who puts a woman in the hospital in need of stitches - is disqualified from public office.
For Monserrate to set foot in the Senate come next month, or to cast even one more vote at City Hall, would be a travesty.
He has to muster what's left of his honor and resign, or fellow lawmakers must expel him.
Mr. Monster Rat must go.
Hiram Monster Rat: Bottle-wielding, woman-beating City Council brute must go
True, but unless convicted, Monserrate can serve. Needless to say, the Senate GOP doesn't want him to be seated.