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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York Dems Face More Scandals in State Senate

From the Washington Free Beacon Staff, on May 7th, 2013.  The arrest of New York State Democratic Sen. John Sampson is the latest scandal to rock the Democratic caucus in the state Senate, reports the New York Times:

The arrest on Monday of Senator John L. Sampson of Brooklyn, who was charged with embezzlement and other crimes, was the second time in barely a month that a former leader of the Senate Democratic caucus was accused of corruption by federal prosecutors. The senator whom Mr. Sampson succeeded in 2009 as Democratic leader, Malcolm A. Smith of Queens, was charged last month with trying to bribe his way onto the ballot for mayor of New York City.

But his arrest is another embarrassment for the scandal-plagued Senate Democratic caucus, and it appears likely to provide additional ammunition to Republicans, who have argued in past campaigns that Democrats cannot be trusted to run the chamber.

Several former Senate Democrats made news in the past for scandals involving the use of taxpayer money to pay for takeout sushi and shopping trips.

What the hell is up with New York Democrats?  Oh I get it, they are setting the standard for the rest of the Democrats in the State Legislatures!

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