State Senate Panel Wants Monserrate Expelled, Or Censured

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The special committee convened to investigate State Senator Hiram Monserrate's girlfriend abuse has reached a conclusion about what should happen to him—expulsion! Or censure! Both options will be sent to Senate Democratic leader, John Sampson, who will determine if either comes up for a vote before the full senate. If a vote on expulsion makes it to the floor, Monserrate is toast, the Times says. Not that Monserrate cares. He said today that even if the senate votes to expel him, he won't leave his job. Mainly, his lawyer said, because the Senate doesn't even have "legal authority to expel him." And if Monserrate respects anything, it's the law.

Committee to Push Votes to Censure or Expel Monserrate [NYT]