Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sampson to discuss Monserrate's fate

New York state Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today in New York City to discuss the a 9-member Senate committee that will decide the fate of Sen. Hiram Monserrate.

Monserrate was recently found guilty of misdemeanor assault against his girlfriend. Several state Democrats and U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer have asked him to step down.

You can watch live footage of the press conference here: http://www.livestream.com/nysenate

UPDATE 3:50 P.M.
Sen. Eric Schneiderman will chair a committee to decide the fate of Sen. Hiram Monserrate who was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend. The other Democratic members will be: Sens. Diane Savino, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Toby Ann Stavisky and Andrea Stewart Cousins.

The Republican Senate conference has not named its four members.

Monserrate said he would comply with the committee's decision.

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