NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The speaker of the New York City Council issued a sharp rebuke of a once-powerful state lawmaker who is seeking to become her colleague.
Quinn said if Lopez does not drop out of the race, New Yorkers should rally behind his opponent Antonio Reynoso and said Lopez packing.
“Because to allow Vito Lopez, after what he did in the state capital, to be allowed into this building to potentially in the name of representing New Yorkers conduct himself in such a horrible way would be an outrage. And it is incumbent upon all of us in New York to join together behind Antonio and make sure Vito does not get into this building,” Quinn told reporters including Lamb. “If he doesn’t do that, everyone in New York City needs to get behind his opponent Antonio Reynoso get together and make sure that Antonio gets elected.”