Breslin: If Allegations Are True, Paterson Should Resign
February 25th, 2010
“I think of this as the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Sen. Neil Breslin of the scandal surrounding Gov. David Paterson and his aide David Johnson. “If the story proves to be true this will be the last in a lot of missteps for the governor. It is just too much and a resignation should follow.” Breslin is a veteran Democrat from Albany who chairs the insurance committee.
“There allegations are very serious,” said Breslin. “I see some parallels between this and Hiram Monserrate.”
Breslin said he hopes to see Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch take over budget negotiations from the governor. “I hope to look back and see this as a pivotal time where we do the people’s business and pass an on time budget.”
Breslin and a number of Democrats find it hard to believe that Paterson will recover from the David Johnson scandal. “Now he doesn’t have anyone to defend him. He has attacked everyone around him.” Paterson began the year with a combative state of the state address and has been trading barbs with legislators ever since.By David King on February 25, 2010, 5:15 pm
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