Rochester, New York Mayor Lovely Warren, a proud member of Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against
Illegal Guns, took a plea deal in recent days. Her crimes? She possessed illegal guns and violated campaign finance laws. As part of the deal, she will resign and avoid prison.
Unlike the little people who go to jail over illegal weapons charges and campaign finance law violations, Mayor Warren simply has to resign her elected office — a job she was about to leave anyway — to stay out of the slammer. It’s good to be a member of the ruling class.
Democrats once considered Warren a rising star in New York state politics with national office potential. Not any longer.
The NY Times has the story:
Lovely Warren, the embattled Democratic mayor of Rochester, N.Y., agreed to resign on Monday as part of a plea deal on several state criminal charges, capping a swift and staggering fall for a politician once considered a rising star in the state Democratic Party.
The plea deal, in Monroe County court, resolves two separate state cases against Ms. Warren: one arising from campaign finance violations and another that included gun and child-endangerment charges that Ms. Warren and her estranged husband faced.
Ms. Warren’s resignation is effective Dec. 1, just a month before she would have left office, having lost a June primary for a third term to Malik Evans, a city councilman.
Last October, Ms. Warren was indicted by a grand jury in Monroe County on two campaign finance charges related to her 2017 re-election campaign, involving her official campaign fund and a political action committee.
Just like an alcoholic who points fingers of blame in every direction except her own, Warren claims it was all just due to a vast
right-wing conspiracy to “break” her.
In a news conference after her husband’s May arrest, Ms. Warren said she was the victim of a conspiracy, engineered in part by the county prosecutor, to discredit her on the eve of the Democratic primary. “People will try anything to break me,” she said.
Count the lovely Ms. Warren as yet another elected corruptocrat who works to keep the little people disarmed and helpless while violating the very gun laws she advocates. Same as it ever was.