Hiram Monserrate Should Be Expelled or Censured: State Senate Panel
AP reports that the state senate panel which closed its investigation of senator Hiram Monserrate last month has rendered its verdict: Monserrate, who was convicted of misdemeanor assault of his girlfriend, should be either expelled from the Senate or censured by it. The report is confirmed by officials, says NY1.
There's a big difference between the two prescriptions: censure is a formal statement of disapproval which doesn't change much of anything except, possibly, the victim's reputation, while expulsion means you're out.
A list of colleagues, politicians and publications that have expressed a desire to be rid of Monserrate appears here.
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