Coup in Review: Session Starts, Then Monserrate Walks Out


Well that’s weird; the new Republican majority in Albany got a session going, and then apostate Dem Hiram Monserrate walked out.

Meanwhile Malcolm Smith did make it to court, and was rebuffed in his attempt to stop today’s session with a restraining order. But the judge did grant a hearing for later in the week.

And the Daily News is keeping up the nasty headlines about the new majority: “Jerk chickens: Gutless wonders Skelos, Espada and Monserrate leave Albany in chaos.” Go get ’em, Mort!

Update. Har: “Without Monserrate, there weren’t the necessary 32 votes to pass legislation. The bills also had been locked in a desk that the new majority didn’t have a key to.”