Four (it started with two when I tried to get this posted before my class) New York State Assembly members, all Republicans, have threatened New York Governor (and former Attorney General) Eliot Spitzer with articles of impeachment if he does not resign within 48 hours. This is all stemming from Spitzer’s telephone calls and involvement with the illegal prostitution ring known as Emporers Club VIP in Washington, D.C.
Assembly Republican Minority Leader James Tedisco said, “If he does not resign within the next 24 to 48 hours, we will prepare articles of impeachment to remove him. We need a leader in place that has the support of people on both sides of the aisle.”
I can’t find names for the other 3 who are backing the impeachment movement.
Governor Spitzer said in a press conference yesterday, “I have acted in a way that violated the obligations to my family and that violates my — or any — sense of right and wrong. I apologize first, and most importantly, to my family. I apologize to the public whom I promised better. I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas, the public good and doing what is best for the State of New York. But I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard that I expect of myself.”
If he does get impeached or resign (it’s expected that he WILL resign), David Patterson (Democrat), Lt. Governor, would take over.
Here’s what U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) had to say about Patterson yesterday: “He’s smart. He’s a great person. Pretty much the opposite of Eliot Spitzer.” I love that quote.
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