“ I have the pleasure and honor of representing Indian Americans throughout Southeast Queens. I have traveled to India several times and I offer the citizens of India and Indian Americans around the world my deepest sympathy.
Mumbai is the financial capital of India, just like New York is the financial capital of the world. I trust that India will be guided by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi to heal.
Today, I stand in unison and offer my total support for my fellow brothers and sisters of India.”
Malcolm A. Smith is the New York State Senate Immediate Past President Pro Tempore (2008-10). He currently serves as Secretary of the NYS Democratic Conference and ranking member on the Banking Committee.