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De Blasio Joins Monserrate Fray
October 19th, 2009

Democratic Public Advocate Nominee Bill de Blasio has joined the down-with Hiram Monserrate fray, which now includes a number of prominent Democratic state legislators and U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Here is a statement from de Blasio, who served with Monserrate in the City Council for seven years:

“Despite the promise that many once saw in Senator Monserrate, the revelations of his recent trial are too severe to be ignored. This is
a sad moment but we cannot allow any form of domestic violence to go unanswered. Senator Monserrate should resign from office and if he fails to do so he should be removed by the Senate leadership.”

By on October 19, 2009, 4:29 pm
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2 Responses to “De Blasio Joins Monserrate Fray”

  1. Don Capalbi Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Then if Sen. Monserrate appeals the misdemeanor conviction, and wins, we apologize and return the Senate seat to him?

  2. Scott Rose Says:
    October 19th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Monserrate has already enjoyed more benefits than he deserves from the caution with which the criminal justice system approaches defendants.

    It is plain in the video that he only started yanking her after she rang the neighbor’s doorbell.

    The verdict from the public for what is seen in the video must be “completely unacceptable.” We are not necessarily demanding Monserrate be sent to jail; we are saying he is unfit to be in the state senate.

    No decent person would think you should not condemn the behavior Monserrate exhibits in that video. It doesn’t matter that a defense attorney is only too happy to take money to try for an appeal.

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