Monserrate Flips, Dems Allegedly Have 31-31 Split in Senate
No word yet as to whether this will satisfy assembly leader Sheldon Silver, who has threatened to adjourn the assembly until things blow over, nor as to what Espada, with whom Monserrate enjoyed the Mets-Yankees game on Saturday, thinks of his buddy's latest shift; last we heard from Espada he was quashing his own previous report that the burglars who recently broke into his Mamaroneck house took sensitive documents pertaining to his campaign finances. "There is nothing missing that would prevent me from fully complying with [election officials]," Espada tells the News. Of course he hasn't been complying with those officials in quote some time.
We assume that Monserrate's switch came at a higher cost than has been so far revealed, but we'll have to wait for further Albany action, or perhaps for the progress of his upcoming trial, to find out what that is.