ALBANY, N.Y. – The New York State Assembly session was cancelled on Thursday after the announcement on Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest.
Assembly Minority Leader Republican Brian Kolb also called for Silver’s resignation.
“I think he should resign as Speaker,” he said. “He does not have to resign as a member unless he is convcited of a felony. But the role of Speaker is so important to the operation of the insitution and to do business of the People’s State of New York, I think that’s the role he has to step down from.”
But democrats feel Silver is still capable of continuing his job as Speaker.
“This is a process. You know, we have a rule of law, and I will allow this to play out,” Democratic Assembly member Patricia Fahy said.
“I never condemned Joe Bruno,” he said. “I don’t condemn the Speaker. There is a process. There is a process with the Speaker. We will go through that process.”
Assembly woman Fahy said Silver is expected to return to the Capitol on Monday.