Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hiram holds off on accepting extra pay

From the Daily News:

New Sen. Hiram Monserrate will continue to chair the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, but will forgo his $12,500 stipend until the felony assault charge pending against him is settled.

Senate Democratic spokesman Austin Shafran told DN Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett that the decision to “defer” Monserrate’s stipend was made “at Sen. Monserrate’s request.”

Asked why the Queens lawmaker is being allowed to continue on as chairman, Shafran said: "We need the committee’s work to go foward and Sen. Monserrate’s participation is necessary toward achieving that goal.”

Shafran noted there are 35 committees and just 32 Democratic members, adding: "Right now we need all of our members to serve on their committees to make sure we’re meeting the needs of the people."


A Chairmanship, But No Lu-Lu, For Monserrate

8 comments:

Maspethian said...

Scarring a woman with glass fragments apparently is not an important offense to state Dems. Abusin women = no prob.

This maggot is nothin a baseball bat wouldnt cure.

Anonymous said...

He must step down or the State should refuse to seat him - although that won't happen with his buddies in the majority. Shame on HM and the Dem party. Women everywhere take note of this.

Anonymous said...

Women unite and kick him in his nuts!

italian girl said...

Don't worry. Even if he ends up holding onto his spot on the committee and in the senate, this scandal will haunt him forever. No one will ever believe his story and the girlfriend's scars will remind people everyday what an animal he is.

Why is this woman defending him and sticking by him? I don't see what the appeal is.

Taxpayer said...

"Asked why the Queens lawmaker is being allowed to continue on as chairman, Shafran said: "We need the committee’s work to go foward and Sen. Monserrate’s participation is necessary toward achieving that goal.”"

So. There were no other Democrats on that committee? Nobody could be given the temporary assignment of committee chair?

Naturally, Shafran thinks all NYers are as stupid as Monster Rat. He represents the Democrat Party.

Anonymous said...

How low will the Senate Democrats Sink?

If he call someone with a racial or ethnic smear or fired off an anti gay statement he be long gone

georgetheatheist said...

What with this ascendancy of Austin Shafted all of a sudden? This cat is getting to be ubiquitous, no? He's the verminous son of Phyllis Shafted, one time flunky of the thief Brian McLauglin.

Austin Shafted? We'd better watch our backs.

joe a said...

monster - rat is a girl cutter jerk off , i hope and pray he gos down and hard