The people of New York (myself included) should rejoice that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been forced to resign.
Schneiderman stepped down due to allegedly committing felony charges of abuse, assault and harassment against four women.I’m not rejoicing the crimes but the ending of this man’s obsession to single handily stop the Trump’s administrations actions in a host of areas with frivolous lawsuits paid for by the people of New York.
Instead of looking into Democrats in New York and the corruption here, Schneiderman chose to go after President Trump and the Republicans. His aspiration was for the Governor’s house in Albany, just like former NYAG Elliot Spitzer, who was forced to step down from as Governor after a prostitution scandal broke stemming from his days as Attorney General.
At least once a week (sometimes more) I would get an e-mail from Schneiderman’s office saying he has brought action against an announced White House policy, which had little to no impact on the state.
Boy, there were always e-mails. “The Attorney General arose this morning and looking out over the valley pronounced ‘All was good’.” or at least that’s what it seemed.
The hubris of him and his office (fiefdom) was legendary until Monday night when this arrived at 9:44 pm:
STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN
“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”
I do not wish to get into the details of the charges and allegations these woman made against Schneiderman of being slapped or choked, but one of his responses to a woman speaks volumes about his character and hubris.
Schneiderman is alleged to have told girlfriend Michelle Manning Barish, after she alleges he choked her and she retaliated against the State’s top lawman: “You know, hitting an officer of the law is a felony.”
It appears Schneiderman had a Napoleon complex on steroids, both publicly and privately. So now perhaps the taxpayers of New York will no longer have to foot the bill for this man’s obsession with power.