Espada Says He Has Keys, Talks With Duane

ALBANY—State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. just told reporters that he has the keys to the Senate chamber, and he will go inside and conduct a session in conjunction with the Republicans he partnered with in a coup earlier this week.
“We have access, we have keys, and we will open the doors and do our business at 3 p.m.,” Espada declared. He alleged that a surrogate for Smith asked David Paterson to have the locks to the chamber changed. “I know that request was made, and it was made by the Democratic conference. The specific individual was turned down.

Espada Says He Has Keys, Talks With Duane