“The Scene Defies Belief”: Turner on Silver as Chief NY Delegate at DNC. Calls on Silver to Step Down as Speaker

STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN BOB TURNER (R-NY-9) ON

NEW YORK ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER

September 5, 2012

“Speaker Silver’s role as head of the New York delegation at the Democratic National Convention is an affront to the people of New York State. We have just learned that Mr. Silver tried to cover up a third — at least — incident of sexual abuse of young women in state government, yet there he sits in Charlotte as the chief representative of the New York Democratic Party. The scene defies belief.

“New York Democrats must take action against Mr. Silver. If he will not resign as Speaker, he should be removed by his Assembly colleagues who voted him into the position. And he must be replaced as New York’s chief representative in Charlotte.

“Every day Mr. Silver remains Speaker constitutes a war on women in Albany. The silence among the Democratic delegation is cowardly and unconscionable. Democrats of good conscience must speak out.”

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