From State Senator Toby Stavisky's op-ed printed in the Queens Courier:
...during their power grab, they have the nerve to talk about reform. Even more outrageous is their attempt to make Pedro Espada the President of the Senate, next in line of succession to be governor.
This is a man who:
- lives in Mamaroneck in Westchester County, not his east Bronx district;
- who continually refuses to disclose who financed his campaign;
- who in 2002 tried to direct $745,000 in pork grants to his clinics, and
- who is under investigation by both the Bronx District Attorney and the Attorney General.
This is the man every single Republican – including Queens’ own Senator Frank Padavan – voted to place a heartbeat away from the governor’s mansion.
Yes, a man your party protected, supported and kept in the fold all these years! Why didn't you do something about him when you had the chance? You losers have no one to blame for this but yourselves. When you live by the tweeding, you die by the tweeding. Enjoy!