NY governor’s backers may ask him to step down
New York state Governor David Paterson’s political supporters will meet on Thursday to discuss whether he should resign in the face of mounting scandals.
“I don’t see how” Paterson can keep his job, said one invited guest, who spoke on condition of anonymity and said some of the discussion might focus on finding a graceful way to ease Paterson out.
Paterson had already abandoned his brief campaign to seek a new term amid questions he may have improperly intervened to protect a trusted aid from a domestic violence allegation. Then he was charged on Wednesday by the state’s ethics watchdog for unlawfully taking free tickets to the 2009 World Series.