New York City Lawmaker Barred From Meeting After Secretly Recording It

( – As New York braces itself for winter, hospitals have admitted more than 3,500 people over the weekend and reported 54 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, November 29. Amid all this chaos, Democrat State Assembly members decided to go to war with each other, with a New York City lawmaker facing possible expulsion from the party’s caucus.

Assemblyman Jose Rivera (D-Bronx) decided to secretly record an online skirmish between Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx) and Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). The incident occurred during the first day of the Assembly’s two-day Democratic caucus on November 30. Rivera subsequently leaked his recording to local journalist Gerson Borrero who posted the clip online.

Unfortunately for Rivera, he didn’t notice that his image appeared periodically in a small window on the screen, giving away his identity. An anonymous source told the New York Post that Rivera deserved the “Knuckle Head of the Year” commendation for giving himself away.

Rivera was barred from attending the second day of the event and is facing permanent expulsion from the New York Assembly’s Democratic caucus.

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