- Published on Monday, 14 May 2012 12:58
Statement from Shawn Morse:
“I am glad to see today’s guilty verdicts for disgraced ex-Senator Pedro Espada. This is yet another step in cleaning up our State Government and giving New Yorkers the legislature they deserve. WhileI hope this is the final end of Pedro Espada’s role in government, we still need to take a hard look at how this situation arose, and the bad choices that were made that allowed him to lie, cheat and steal from the taxpayers for as long as he did.
My opponent, who was one of those who supported Mr. Espada in exchange for keeping his position in the Majority, now admits that he “shares in the guilt” and the “shame” for his past support. Mr. Breslin may admit his guilt now, but itwould have been far better if he never supported Mr. Espada for Majority Leader in the first place. The damage that Neil Breslin’s support of Mr.Espada did to the state, to his reputation, and to the reputation of Democrats as a whole is still being felt. The next time Mr. Breslin is offered the chance to support a criminal in exchange for more power, I hope he thinks better of it.”
(From ACO: Guess the rosary necklace didn't help.)