Speaker Says He Asked Assemblyman to Resign

Let me get this straight – Silver first heard of allegations of impropriety on Vito Lopez’s part in January, signed off on a confidential settlement with two accusers in June, received a report from the Assembly ethics committee corroborating more accusations of impropriety from two new accusers in August, stripped Lopez of his leadership positions in the Assembly on August 24th – and it only occurred to him to suggest that Lopez resign last Friday?

Profiles in courage, Shelly Silver-style.