Here’s Karla Giraldo — the woman Hiram Monserrate cut up and dragged around, leading to his ejection from the state senate — appearing in a video testimonial for Monserrate’s special election campaign. The brief clip is in Spanish, so we will translate: “Hiram Monserrate is holding a gun to my head to make me record this. Please call the police. I promise this time I will cooperate with authorities. Hurry, he’s getting that look in his eye!”
The poor woman looks tired, and holds the Monserrate sign like a round-card girl.
The election to decide who gets Monserrate’s seat is today in Queens.