One of the joys of leaving
New York State,
which The Dismal Political Economist did about nine years ago is leaving politics and governance. Yes there was the Eliot Spitzer disaster, but
what really happens is that corruption runs rampant in the state
legislature. At any given point in time
most of the Assembly or Senate members are either under indictment, are going
to be under indictment, are being investigated in order to see if they should
be indicted or wearing wires to record other members so they can be indicted. New York State
But occasionally a member has to leave the legislature for just awful behavior.
|Mr. Lopez - Looking Confused, Just Like the Rest of Us - On His Behavior|
State Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, the once-powerful
Brooklyn Democratic leader who has been accused of sexual
harassment by multiple women, said on Friday that he would resign. .
The allegations against Mr. Lopez first became public last August, when the Assemblycensured him for sexually harassing two women who worked for him. The New York Times later reported that the Assembly had previously settled two other harassment allegations against Mr. Lopez, but had not made those settlements public and had not referred the allegations to a legislative ethics committee. Then this week, the anger over Mr. Lopez’s conduct intensified after the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics issued a report detailing the behavior alleged by multiple women, and on Thursday, Mr. Cuomo and Mr. Silver, both Democrats, said they wanted the Assembly to expel Mr. Lopez.
Now in most jurisdictions this would be the end of one’s public career. But remember, this is
But his offer only inflamed an uproar over his behavior because, a few words later, he said the resignation would not take effect for five weeks, and then he would run for a seat on the
City Council. New York
That’s right, Mr. Lopez is resigning from the New York State Assembly after multiple accusations of in order to run for the New York City Council. Kinda makes everyone wish they were registered to vote in that election.