Democrats Proudly Remove NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate From Office

New York’s State Senate finally grew a pair — and ousted anti-gay Sen. Hiram Monserrate from his post after he was charged with violently dragging his girlfriend in misdemeanor assault charges. (Different from felony charges, which would’ve resulted in an immediate removal from office.) In a 53-8 vote, the Senate showed the meaning of bipartisan ship. Which was just lovely to see, particularly because the Senate couldn’t do the same when they were deciding marriage discrimination in December.

Monserrate has promised to fight his eviction, which was handed to him last night because his colleagues felt he brought “shame” to the legislature.

Which he did. But New York’s lawmakers, especially the Democratic ones, are doing a fine job of that themselves.

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  • REBELComx

    The headline for this article is so screwed up, I don’t even know where to begin.

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    Okay Queerty, can you please tell me what your headline means? It does not make any sense whatsoever.

    And, you missed an important part of the charges against Monster-rat: he sliced the girlfriend’s face with glass charded martini glass stem; the cuts required 40 stitches to close. THEN he dragged her around by the hair, pulling her through, and then out, of his apartment.

    That the gays pounced on Monster-rat because he sold us out on marriage-equality is fine, that’s politics.

    But, where is the outrage from advocates against spousal abuse? Monster-rat is a woman beater. It is hardly a “slip up” to attack another, especially a man who outweighs his girlfriend 2:1 with a sharp piece of glass being used as a knife/dagger, to pul someone around by the hair, to forcible remove someone you are attacking to the street, and leaving them to get the emergency medical treatment they need.

    Where is the outrage ladies? And where is the outrage against the 8 senators who apparently believe that its okay for a senator to get away with such conduct?

    This one is not a LGBT issue; its a womens’ rights and anti-abuse issue.

  • Helen Lawson

    @REBELComx: I agree. I have no idea what this means.

  • terrwill

    Queeertys New Word Game!! Its fun for the whole family to try to decipher what the fcuk they mean!!!

  • Fitz

    wife beaters are like child molesters and heroin addicts: they never really get better.

  • zenflo

    This headline makes perfect sense to me, but then again, I just mistakenly double-dosed on my lithium.

  • schlukitz

    No. 2 · Mike in Asheville, nee “in Brooklyn”


  • Paschal

    What do you mean ”especially Democtats”. Not a single Republican voted for marriage equality in the Senate. It’s undemocratic for politicians to be abele to remove someone from office. That the job of the voters. Just because someone’s a anti-gay hypocrite doesn’t mean you should be happy that the Senate made an undemocratic decision. ”Bipartisanship” is one word by the way.

  • schlukitz

    No. 8 · Paschal

    As Mike in no. 22 said…

    This one is not a LGBT issue; its a womens’ rights and anti-abuse issue.


    No. 5 · Fitz
    wife beaters are like child molesters and heroin addicts: they never really get better.


    Not only are you 100% wrong, this is the sort of statement/mentality that makes it HARDER to provide treatment and successful outcomes for them.

    Before you go discussing something you obviously know NOTHING about, please open a book or academic journal.



  • libhomo

    The headline makes perfect sense.

  • Eric Pearson

    I am a Democrat of the Democratic Party, and I do not agree with our Democratic Party representatives in Washington.

    Many of us are now ashamed to be Democrats. More than that, we have come to fear our own Democratic Party. Hatred and corruption – the roots of socialism – are on the march as they have never been before, and leading this march is our Democratic Party. Increasingly, mainstream Democrats are uncomfortable with what they are seeing in our party. All the more, we know it is dangerous.

    We as Democrats are marching in a parade with people Harry Truman or even Jack Kennedy would not recognize – socialist (also know as progressives) who think that Western civilization began in 1969. Strangely, without meaning to, we the mainstream Democrats find ourselves representing this “socialist movement.” However, for the “socialist” within our Democratic Party, there is nothing so strange about it. Socialist have always sought to leverage corruption for the sake of power.

    Without doubt a large majority of our Democratic Party representatives in Washington are tainted by corruption, and the liberals among us are supporting the ideologies of progressives with their agendas based on moving our Nation deeper into a socialist form of government. This is a real threat to everything we hold sacred in America, and they are gaining evermore control over our Democratic Party, our Nation, and the American people.

    As a result, our Democratic Party has already lost the equivalent of every member we have acquired over the past seven years or more, and many of them are now supporting the tea party. More importantly, a recent Newsweek cover declared, “We are all socialists now.”

    Meanwhile our middle-class families are looking for more than empty promises. They want to go back to work. And they want our Democratic Party representatives who run Washington to stop pursuing a big government, big spending agenda that includes a government takeover of health care, stimulus bills, a new national energy tax and taxpayer-funded bailouts.

    In spite of everything our Democratic Party representatives in Washington will borrow $1.6 trillion this year, or about $15,000 for every household in the country. Over the next 10 years our federal government is expected to borrow an additional $8.5 trillion, and this is on top of the 12 trillion we currently owe. These figures are beyond being enormous, especially since we already pay one in seven dollars in interest.

    Thank you, and God bless America

    Eric Pearson, Democratic Party candidate for US Congress in the 5th district, Tennessee.

    Site: http://www.democraticreformparty.com

  • terrwill

    @Paschal: He shouldn’t only be removed because he didn’t vote for Gay marriage. He should be removed because he dragged his girlfirend by the hair through a hotel lobby. Use the googles to search for the video. There is no excuse nor defense for what he clearly did. What these politicians seem to forget is they are supposed to set a good example for their constitutiants. We all know what goes on behind closed doors. But when they open that door they need to show some restraint. Try telling a kid that it is not ok to beat the shit out of their partner while a state senator goes all caveman on his partner definatley sends the wrong message……….

    However the fact that he did vote against Gay marriage definatley gives the story for Gays a happy ending…….

  • Alex

    Did the headline change? It makes sense to me…

  • Chris

    Hasta la vista, dirtbag!

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    @No. 11 and @No. 13

    Yes, Queerty changed, reedited, the headline. Now it makes sense.

    @No. 8 Paschal

    It would be undemocratic to unseat a democratically elected representative over their particular votes on a political issue.

    But that is not the case here. Monster-rat was unseated for personal conduct becoming of a sate senator, conduct that demeans the stature of the state senate, and criminal conduct against an overwhelmed victim. Read the story: Monster-rat sliced open the face of his girlfriend with a broken stem of a cocktail glass. As a result of the slicing, the girlfriend required 40 stitches to close the cuts. After cutting the girlfriend, Monster-rat then dragged her, by the hair, out of his apartment and through the apartment building lobby, and forcibly removing her from the building. Though Monster-rat claimed he was seeking medical assistance, the video clearly shows that he was continuing his assault against his victim. Further, at no time in the apartment or lobby did Monster-rat call 911 for an ambulance/emergency care.

    Under the laws of the state and the laws respecting the self-governance rules afforded the state senate regarding to disciplinary actions the senate takes against one of its members, the expulsion of Monster-rat is legal, moral, and justified. Kick this bum out of the state too!

  • schlukitz

    Monster-rat. I love it! ;P

    And to think that this piece of vermin has the balls to be seeking a restraining order to be re-instated, no less.

    Where is this man’s sense of right and wrong, respect for human dignity? He terrorizes and slashes a woman and then portrays himself as the victim?

    What a scum-bag. And like a used scum-bag, someone should flush him down the “terlet”.

  • Scott Rose

    The gay community should be more mindful of gay domestic violence.

    We must send a strong and unwavering message that we will not allow gay abusers to move in our community with anonymity. Abusers will be known for their crimes of domestic violence, and the decent folk among us will protect the vulnerable by warning them about abusers.

    In his luxury apartment in the West Village, Brad Ingalls, Sales Director of 99 John Street Deco Lofts victimized a younger and smaller gay male who had lesser economic resources.

    In the end, Brad Ingalls hoisted the victim into the air, slammed the victim to the ground and then trampled the victim, rupturing his spleen. He threatened the victim against calling 911; only my chance outside intervention was the victim’s life saved.

    Brad Ingalls was arraigned on a felony charge and later convicted of assault. The conviction can be verified through the Manhattan Criminal Court records for docket number 2007NY070791.

    Don’t let abusers get away with wrist slap sentences and then, anonymity in the community. Stand up for the human rights of victims and those vulnerable to becoming victims. Let the monsters know we will not let them abuse vulnerable gay people.

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