Monserrate’s ‘Credibility,’ ‘Cooperation’

Eric Schneidmerman said it wasn’t just Hiram Monserrate’s conviction on a misdemeanor that led a select committee to recommend a sanction against him.

In a press conference in Manhattan, Schneiderman said the other factors included Monserrate’s “credibility” and “lack of cooperation with the committee.”

The committee–nine members–went further. The report said, “Although Senator Monserrate refused to cooperate with the Select Committee in any way, he has willingly provided the media details relating to his misdemeanor conviction.”

Also, the report said Monserrate’s statement accepting responsibility for events that night of the incident were “passive,” “hollow” and he has “in no way taken responsibility for being the cause of harm.”

Monserrate’s ‘Credibility,’ ‘Cooperation’