Monserrate Says He’s on ‘Right Side of History’

I just got off the phone with Senator Hiram Monserrate, whose defection from and return to the Democratic caucus in the State Senate has brought Albany to a standstill.
Monserrate said he did what he did because he had an “obligation” to his constituents “to change Albany,” and he is on the “right side of history.”
When I asked Monserrate what specifically he found objectionable about the tenure of Malcolm Smith, the Senate Democratic leader at the time of his defection, Monserrate said there was vacancy decontrol legislation that was stalled, plus “a lot of issues that occurred,” including some “administrative things.