Squadron Calls on Smith to Resign

Daniel L. Squadron

April 02, 2013

Squadron: This Belongs in 'House of Cards,' Not Our Government

NEW YORK -- Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement regarding allegations against IDC Senator Malcolm Smith and others:

"The charges outlined in today's complaint are simply shocking. This is something that belongs in 'House of Cards,' not an election to decide who will run our city or any part of our government.

"Regardless of the outcome of the criminal charges filed against Senator Smith, he has lost the public trust -- and he should resign.

"Scandal after scandal underscores the need for fundamental reform of the system, including laws to create a better campaign finance system and more open and competitive elections, and to disentangle public service from for-profit business."