Special Senate Committee will Consider Monserrate's Fate; GOP, Diaz Complain
Obstreperous senator Ruben Diaz Jr. charges racism, claiming "liberal white guys" were "asking for the head of the Puerto Rican." Senator Liz Krueger, who called for Monserrate's ouster last week, responds: "This is what [Diaz] falls back on whenever he's not getting his way." New York's Daily Intel points out that the anti-Monserrate camp has plenty of minorty representation ("Nonwhite People Agree: Monserrate Should Go Away").
Bronx News Network notices that few of Monserrate's Bronx colleagues have criticized him -- though they have updated with a joint statement from the borough's Annabel Palma and Melissa Mark-Viverito, whose uptown district includes Mott Haven, calling on Monserrate to reign.