Friday, February 19, 2010

Federal judge expected to rule on Monserrate's expulsion

As embattled former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate [D-Jackson Heights] awaits a federal judge's decision on whether to block his expulsion, many of the state's top Democrats continue to defend the state Senate's decision to remove him.

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told WNYC earlier this morning she thought her colleagues would support an expulsion of any member who faced allegations similar to those on which a Queens judge convicted Monserrate last October. And state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo described the former police officer's federal lawsuit as "absurd."

Absurd is certainly one adjective to use to describe this ongoing saga.

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