Speaker Silver's Supports Stand By Him, Despite Latest Email

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An email uncovered by the Daily News shows that former assemblyman Vito Lopez's victims were unhappy with Speaker Sheldon Silver's handling of their case. But the latest news doesn't seem to have undercut Silver's support among most Democratic Assemblywomen, even as Republicans call for him to step down.

"The focus should be on Vito Lopez,' said Democratic Assemblywoman Deborah Glick. "And this is a continuing attempt by his attorney and his allies to deflect the appropriate scrutiny.” 

Assemblywoman Inez Barron, on the other hand, says her opinion of Silver remains negative.

"As the leader, and having had an opportunity in previous instances to just try and get it right, and not getting it right, calls for him to step down,” she said.

Silver's office reacted to the latest email by saying the Speaker has already admitted to making a mistake in his handling of the Lopez scandal.