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Lopez Defies Sheldon Silver, Refuses to Step Down | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
Sheldon Silver is interviewed by reporters in Charlotte. Photo: Staten Island Advance/Tom Wrobleski. As the Democratic National Convention moves into its third day in Charlotte, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to face tough questions from reporters about his role in the sex harassment scandal enveloping Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Silver sat down with Liz Benjamin of Capital Tonight for a wide-ranging discussion about the upcoming Presidential Election, as well as "Vitogate." No big headlines but Silver did brush off a not-very-veiled attack from the Lopez camp yesterday. The Daily News reported: Vito Lopez declared war Tuesday on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. A day after Silver called on the powerful Brooklyn party boss to resign amid a sexual harassment scandal, a defiant Lopez blasted out an all-caps statement trashing his detractors for “destroying my credibility and election options” and vowing not to be railroaded from office. “I WILL NOT CAPITULATE TO THOSE