New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may be stuck between the two worst political options for someone in his position—impeachment and resignation—after a money trail led to Monday’s bombshell report that Spitzer was a client of an exclusive call-girl ring, although he has yet to own up to that specific charge.
State Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R-Schenectady) told CBS 2 HD that he spoke with Lt. Governor Paterson Monday evening and that the two discussed Paterson taking on a new role of leadership, leading Tedisco to believe that action was “forthcoming.”
Tedisco said if Spitzer does not resign according to a 48-hour deadline that’s been imposed, state Republican leadership will call for impeachment proceedings to begin.
“I’ve asked him to resign,” Tedisco said. “We’ll give him 24 to 48 hours. I think that’s plenty of time.”