It could be said a historical move to gain control of the New York State Senate as it shifted in the mid term to the Republicans.
But, the Democrats want to claim the moral high ground by saying the Republicans are dealing with the devils.
Hold on a minute here, there are three Democrats who have problems:
Hiram Monserrate and
Kevin "Sluggo" Parker
All three of them should have been tossed by the Democrats, but they did not have the b@lls to it when their majority was riding on the line. Then two of the three departed their colleagues and now the Democrats cry foul.
Look at the third - he is to the right of Darrel Aubertine in this picture, Kevin "Sluggo" Parker, who should have been benched with the the other two.
Too late folks to claim the moral high ground, and they still are not smart enough, they parade out one of the three who is indicted on felony charges to stand next to the former majority leader.
Keep in mind, there are more Democrats to follow the new coalition government, only 24 of the 32 showed up for the former majority leader's press conference.
Malcolm Smith has bungled this from the start.