WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- State Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C - Yorktown) released the following statement calling for the resignation of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
During the past two votes for Speaker of the Assembly I have voiced my concerns, discontent, and outrage that my Democratic colleagues have allowed Sheldon Silver to be nominated, let alone elected.
Since the Vito Lopez scandal, and even stemming as far back as the Michael Boxley rape charge, this man has proven time and again that he lacks a conscience.
The Daily News has reported that he has received over $6 million in bribes and kickbacks stemming from his corrupt actions and abuse of power in his position as Speaker.
This seems to be the worst kept secret in New York for quite some time now.
In order to begin to fix our state, the Speaker must resign immediately, and those who continued to elect him to this position of power must realize that they too have brought further shame upon our state and our government.
Those who voted for him must examine themselves, as well, because if they voted for Sheldon Silver knowing that this alleged abuse of power was going on, they're cowards or idiots, and they should join the leader they voted for in resigning.
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