As expected, a state Senate select committee determined that member Hiram Monserrate demonstrated “a lack of fitness to serve in this body” and that the full Senate should be convened to consider an expulsion vote against him.
In response, State Sen. Brian X. Foley (D-Blue Point) said he would introduce a resolution calling for Monserrate’s expulsion from the Senate. Foley has repeatedly urged the Queen senator to resign.
“While we would all prefer that Senator Monserrate resign from the Senate, his refusal to do so has left us no choice but to forcefully expel him,” said Foley, who is a board member of the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “Domestic violence has no place in our society. It certainly has no place in the New York State Senate.”
Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) also denounced Monserrate, saying he could “begin to properly express remorse for his actions by resigning.” Johnson said he would vote for expulsion.