Ruben Diaz Skipping ‘Futuro’ Event to Avoid Spitzer

One Hispanic lawmaker said he’s not going to the Somos El Futuro conference this weekend in Puerto Rico, in part, because he’s angry at Eliot Spitzer for his new driver’s license policy allowing illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses but not other forms of government ID.

“I don’t want the governor coming back and saying we all support him,” said state Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. of the Bronx.

“I’m very upset with the governor. I’m angry. He failed me and he failed the immigrants.”

For the record, a number of other elected officials and operatives have already left the city to head down to the event, and I’m not aware of Diaz’s decision being part of any larger anti-Spitzer boycott.