Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Senate wants Hiram out, but he's not leaving

ALBANY, NY (AP) -- Legislative officials familiar with the report says a special New York Senate committee is recommending either censuring or expelling Sen. Hiram Monserrate following his misdemeanor assault conviction last year.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, say this sends the question to the full Senate.

Monserrate says he won't give up his job even if the Senate expels him.

A lawyer for the Queens Democrat, Joseph Tacopina, has said there's no legal foundation for expulsion.

Monserrate was convicted of dragging his girlfriend but acquitted of a felony. Her face was slashed by broken glass during what both called an accident.

11 comments:

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

Another words he continues to treat the senate and the tax payers like he would a woman.

Anonymous said...

Put a Grizzly bear in Hiram's seat and see if he has the balls to occupy it!

The bear will probably leave less shit around too!

Anonymous said...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Sen. Hiram Monserrate says he won't give up his job even if a Senate committee decides he should be expelled for his misdemeanor assault conviction last year.

The Queens Democrat tells The Associated Press he'll vote Tuesday and perform his duties as chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee. Asked what he'll do if the Senate votes to expel him, he referred the question to attorney Joseph Tacopina, who has said there's no legal foundation for that.

Senators on a special committee say they're close to a recommendation following a Monday meeting.

Monserrate was convicted of dragging his girlfriend but acquitted of a felony. His girlfriend had a deep facial cut from a glass that both say was an accident.

Anonymous said...

Hiram will stay! Its not easy to crash on Monserrate. the media has been very vicious in this case

linda said...

hey let's send barron up there for his seat! he won't go up against that man.. i'll pitty the fool..

Anonymous said...

"The media has been very vicious in this case"

This was joke posting right?

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

And this all cost the tax payers how much?
I wish we could bill both Monserrate and Espada for their abuse of the people of NY.

They also both happen to behave like thugs as well.

Anonymous said...

i SEE STATE SENATORS AND THEY LOOK REALLLLLLLLLLL SCAREDDDDDDDDD!

stinky said...

Monserrate the defiant one! He's not going anywhere despite his mentor and king maker Rep Joe Crowley nudging him to step down. Monserrate will take seat in Albany until the people vote him out of office

In the picture he can pass as the double for Venezuela's strongman Chavez!

Anonymous said...

There could be no bigger scumbag in Albany than Hiram Monserrate. And that says a lot.

Anonymous said...

Someone call the exterminator--there's a monster rat in Albany and he's rabid and going nowhere anytime soon.