Queens Democrats Will Not Back Monserrate

The day Hiram Monserrate mounted a legal and public-relations pushback to his expulsion from the State Senate, the Queens Democratic Party announced, formally, that they’re supporting another candidate to replace him.

The timing shows just how much the party organization does not want Monserrate to stick around after his misdemeanor conviction.

“Jose Peralta will be a Senator we can be proud of,” Joe Crowley, a congressman and county leader said in a public statement.

Earlier today in Manhattan, “a community committee formed in response to the unconstitutional expulsion of Senator Hiram Monserrate” rallied in order “to give a voice to the voters of the 13th Senatorial District,” according to Monserrate’s office.