One of the reasons "To leave himself open to blackmail — putting himself and the state in a compromised position like that — it's just awful."
Today after we learn that Fossella not only had a BAC of .17 double the legal limit, drove almost 10 miles drunk, and lied to the police officers but he was headed to the home of the mother of his child. That mother not being his wife.
What does King say about Fossella? "Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who said he was one of Fossella’s closest friends in Congress, said the political future of his New York colleague can be dealt with in due time. “What happens politically can be decided later,” King said. “Right now all we should be thinking about is what is best for him and his family.”
How very forgiving of King. Another line of attack on Spitzer from King was that Spitzer was "self-righteous or unforgiving."
Here is Vito on his support for President Clintons impeachment " . . Earlier today, one of my colleagues said that this would be the most divisive issue since the Vietnam War. While he may believe that to be true, I take strong exception with that, and I'll tell you why. Men and women were sent overseas like every other war or military conflict since our nation's birth, to defend the rule of law, the notions of personal freedom and individual liberty.
And in the case before us today, we're asking a simple question: "Did the president of the United States violate any of those rules of law that we cherish and that so many men and women have died for and are willing to die for at every point around the globe?"
I don't want to be here today, like so many of my colleagues. But the generations of Americans yet unborn must look back on this day in this matter, in this situation, and see this as our finest hour. . . . Reluctantly, I am here. I proudly, though, support this resolution."