Sharpton, Dems meet to discuss Senate crisis

Rev. Al Sharpton and several Democratic state senators came together for a closed-door meeting Saturday to talk about the ongoing power struggle in Albany. Senators John Sampson, Jeff Klein and Malcolm

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2009, 12:09 AM

Updated 5,421 days ago

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Sharpton, Dems meet to discuss Senate crisis
Rev. Al Sharpton and several Democratic state senators came together for a closed-door meeting Saturday to talk about the ongoing power struggle in Albany.
Senators John Sampson, Jeff Klein and Malcolm Smith were joined by Sen. Hiram Monserrate at the Justice House in Harlem to try and resolve the conflict that had brought the Senate session to an abrupt halt two weeks ago. Sen. Monserrate never apologized for his role in the so-called coup, which involved him and Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. creating a coalition with Republicans.
Monseratte later returned into the Democratic fold, leaving the chamber split with 31 votes from each party. Monserrate says he was acting with the needs of his constituents in mind.
Saturday's meeting may be the Democrats' last-ditch effort to end the impasse before the end of the Senate session Monday.


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