New York Democrats Call for Vito Lopez's Resignation

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Photo: New York State Assembly

During a Monday Democratic National Convention breakfast meeting, a number of New York state delegates agreed that Lopez — the Brooklyn assemblyman accused of sexually harassing scores of female employees — should either give up his seat or submit to a vote of no confidence. ("It doesn't look good," said one.) However,  the Post reports, those same delegates had no criticism for State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, who in June signed off on a hushed $103,080 settlement for two sexual harassment claims filed against Lopez. Of course, Silver is attending the convention, where he is set to play a "major role" in the delegation's activities.