State Sen. David Storobin (R-Brookyln) issued the following statement today regarding the investigation into Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the chairman of the Kings County Democratic Party, and the silence of his Democratic challenger, Simcha Felder:
“The Democratic Party of Kings County is the most corrupt in the country, and this week we’ve been reminded why. I call on Vito Lopez to resign immediately from the State Assembly and as Democratic Party chairman. The allegations against him are far too serious to be swept under the rug. And this is only his most recent scandal.
“Much like pets resemble their owners, the Democratic Party resembles its disgraced chairman. Vito Lopez is the chairman of Simcha Felder’s party. I’m calling on my opponent to denounce the corruption of his party.
“My opponent is a product of the good old boys’ club that is the corrupt Democratic Party in Brooklyn. Many Democrats have called on Lopez to resign. But Felder, still loyal to his Democratic bosses, hasn’t said a word. By now, Brooklynites shouldn’t be surprised. When the times call for leadership, Simcha Felder does what’s politically expedient. We need leaders who are independent of the corrupt Democratic Party and will fight for the people.”
State Senator David Storobin (R-Brooklyn) represents the 27th Senate District, which includes the neighborhoods of Bergen Beach, Brighton Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Homecrest, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay. He is running for re-election in the 17th District, which includes the neighborhoods of Boro Park, Flatbush, Bensonhurst, Kensington, Midwood, Madison, and Knottingham.