New York's two U.S. senators called Monday for fellow Democrat Hiram Monserrate, the state senator convicted last week of misdemeanor assault against his girlfriend, to resign his seat.
Sen. Charles Schumer, of Brooklyn, said Monserrate "should do the right thing" for New York and his constituents and step down. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Hudson Valley congresswoman appointed to fill the vacancy left when Hillary Rodham Clinton was named secretary of state, said if Monserrate doesn't resign immediately state lawmakers should move to expel him.
"Domestic violence has no place in our society, and certainly has no place in the state Legislature," Gillibrand said. "We must take a hard line against violence toward women in our society."
Calls to Monserrate and his attorney were not immediately returned Monday.
Hiram is also having trouble raising money to pay for his wedding, his attorney fees and his next campaign...