Aponte Says Senate Will Stay Locked Down

ALBANY—The man with the keys, Angelo Aponte, says he is not going anywhere and is not backing down.
“I have no intention to resign,” Aponte told me and the Daily News’ Glenn Blain during a chance encounter in a Capitol corridor. “The doors will remain locked, and there is only one person who will call everybody back into session and that is Malcolm Smith.”
Aponte was going to meet with the Senate Democrats top lawyers to work on a suit they “plan to” file tomorrow in Albany County Supreme Court. I asked if filing the suit would be something of an admission that negotiations to bring one or two wayward senators–Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada Jr.

Aponte Says Senate Will Stay Locked Down