Calls for Lopez's Resignation
August 24th, 2012
The New King’s Democrats, a group that has been battling Brooklyn political boss Vito Lopez for political power on the local level have called for the embattled Assemblyman to resign following his censure by the Assembly for sexual harassment. “Yet again, Vito Lopez has embarrassed Brooklyn and the Democratic Party. We have long been used to stories about his corruption, cronyism and nepotism,” said Alex Low, president of NKD. “Today’s news marks a new low. Vito’s time has come. We encourage other leaders to join us in demanding his resignation and calling for fresh leadership.”
The tide of calls for Lopez to resign seems to have started. Scott Stringer tweeted: “Assemblymember Vito Lopez has violated any trust that voters placed in him, and he should step down immediately.
Common Cause issued a statement , stating: “It is clear that Assembly Member Lopez should resign not only from the Assembly but also from his chairmanship of the Kings County Democratic Party.”
Here is Common Cause’s full statement: Read the rest of this entry »By David King on August 24, 2012, 4:14 pm
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