BY ROGER STONE
The once proud New York Democratic Party of Herbert Lehman, Al Smith and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, now turns a blind eye to sexual harassment of women. The National Organization of Women and the other prominent feminist groups say nothing. The liberals prove they are more interested in machine politics than safety in the workplace for women. Sheldon Silver is a disgrace who has abetted and covered up sexual harassment in the Assembly. New York State Assembly Speaker Silver has, for at least three times, used taxpayer money and confidentiality agreements to cover up sexual harassment by assembly members and staffers.
Two scathing new reports confirm the details of Silver’s cover up efforts. Special prosecutor Dan Donovan and the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) confirmed Silver’s role. Indeed, the confidentiality agreements involved are for the protection of Silver and the Assembly, not the victim (this being New York, A Silver appointee to JCOPE tried to water down and suppress details of Silver’s actions).
Incredibly, Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office helped expedite the documents in which Silver simultaneously paid with taxpayer furnished hush money and then covered the matter up.
No member of the Democratic Assembly has called for the Assembly Speaker to step down except on brave soul, Assemblyman Mickey Kearns of Buffalo. Kearns is a profile in courage for his principled stand.