Barron on Hevesi

The always outspoken Councilmember Charles Barron, for one, thinks that asking Alan Hevesi to resign over chauffeurgate is a bit much.

When asked about Hevesi’s misuse of state employees to drive Hevesi’s wife, Barron told me, “Its absolutely wrong and there’s no excuse for what happened and he has to be held accountable like everybody else. This speaks to some serious ethical questions.”

But, he said, “I think something should happen but whether or not he should step down…I’m not sure whether that’s the degree of punishment that is suitable to this kind of infraction. If it happened to others, if others had been tried and if others had to step down, then he should be treated the same as others.”

— Azi Paybarah Barron on Hevesi