Impeachment Threat Looms for Spitzer
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
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.”