Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Senators to Hiram: "You're outta here!"

From City Hall News:

A Senate panel mulling the fate of Hiram Monserrate, who was convicted in October of misdemeanor assault, has completed four marathon sessions, pored over thousands of pages of documents and reviewed hundreds of hours of court proceedings. The committee expects to complete its work by the end of the year.

But a growing number of lawmakers say they have already made up their minds, and plan to move forward early next year with a vote to expel Monserrate regardless of the committee’s findings.

Sen. Brian Foley of Suffolk, one of the first members of the chamber to call for Monserrate’s removal, has already told colleagues he plans to initiate expulsion proceedings even if the committee recommends a less severe sanction, Foley’s office confirmed. Senate officials say they expect such a measure to have broad support among both Republicans and Democrats in the chamber.

Another prominent Senate Democrat with knowledge of the committee’s work, who did not want to jeopardize the legality of the review process, put it more bluntly: “It’s a done deal.”

15 comments:

September Renegade said...

Finally. No more Hiram. Like Biggie said: "UPS is Hiring".

Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it. Hiram has more lives than a cat and is harder to kill than a zombie.

Anonymous said...

If they oust him, which I doubt, I will start to have a little faith in the caliber of our politicians. He is a criminal and should be in jail. No ordinary citizen would get away with what he has done.

Anonymous said...

As badly as Monserrate needs to get the hell out of the Senate, I highly doubt a majority of his colleagues will muster the moral will to actually throw him out.

Taxpayer said...

To keep this lout for even one more day will be the senate's confession that he is "one of ours".

Anonymous said...

The Queens Machine will find a job for him tweeding away.

Boro Hall, somewhere,

and the local machine mouthpiece (read Queens weekly) will play a big role in his rehabilition in a year or so...

Anonymous said...

Don't get your hopes up. The politicians in this town are all a bunch of bums

Anonymous said...

Bullshit,they will not oust a fellow democRAT.

Klink Cannoli said...

No doubt Hiram needs to be ousted.

I find it more disturbing that the Senate panel needed "marathon sessions, pored over thousands of pages of documents and reviewed hundreds of hours of court proceedings." to come to some decision.

Speaks volumes for the Senate's moral fiber. It should have been an easy quick decision.

Miles Mullin said...

ha ha ha

good work Klink!

primadonna said...

Why is this guy still walking around on two good legs?

Anonymous said...

They will never get rid of him. They all know where each others skeletons are buried. If they oust him, which I doubt they will, they'll relocate him somewhere in their boy's club and pay him a full salary until people forget about him. He'll emerge at a later date. He's not going anywhere anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

There is no done deal until this creep is actually kicked out.

Anonymous said...

Oh so smug he was throughout the trial. Smug no more; out the door!

Anonymous said...

Dems have a tough decision, because the public already wants to remove most on their next elections.