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Krueger Ready to Oust Monserrate
January 14th, 2010

“Senator Monserrate still has a chance to finally do something right for the people of New York and resign, but as that seems unlikely, I am fully prepared to take action and vote for his expulsion,” said Sen. Liz Krueger in a statement.

Krueger was one of the first legislators to call for Sen. Hiram Monserrate to resign following his conviction. Not much has changed now that the special committee has issued a report recommending Monserrate be censured or expelled.

Here is Krueger’s full statement:

“Following Hiram Monserrate’s conviction, I requested his resignation from the New York State Senate. Based on the information before the public, I found his behavior deplorable and his conduct well below the standard by which elected officials should be held.

Soon after, the bi-partisan Special Committee on Inquiry quickly began an exhaustive review of not just the evidence leading up to Monserrate’s conviction, but his conduct since–including his unwillingness to participate in the committee’s process after publicly alleging his full cooperation.

I appreciate the seriousness with which this committee compiled their report, and after reviewing its findings, stand by my belief that Hiram Monserrate has no place in this or any other legislative body or elected office.† Senator Monserrate still has a chance to finally do something right for the people of New York and resign, but as that seems unlikely, I am fully prepared to take action and vote for his expulsion.”

By on January 14, 2010, 1:36 pm
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One Response to “Krueger Ready to Oust Monserrate”

  1. Scott Rose Says:
    January 14th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The Senate report states that various members of Monserrate’s staff participated during the criminal justice process with Giraldo in preparing and notarizing her statements.

    Monserrate’s staff having those interactions with Giraldo constitute violations of the order of protection against Monserrate, which reads “No third party contact.”

    The D.A. must investigate. If the Senate panel’s findings about Monserrate’s staff are true, Monserrate should be arrested and jailed for violating the order of protection.

    In addition to calling for Monserrate’s expulsion, New York State law makers should be calling on the D.A. to investigate Monserrate for violations of the order of protection, as per information in the Senate panel’s report.

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