New York's leading minorities' congresspeople calling for Holder to investigate Staten Island police homicide case helps make the Grimm-Recchia contest into an "Us-against-Them" election --- Clearly, Grimm just loves it
Staten Island Republican-Conservatives jump on bandwagon of defending DA Donovan
For Grimm it's better to be lucky than smart, or honest, or well-funded, or un-indicted
According to Will Bredderman in the New York Observer, "Republican Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm lashed out at six Democratic colleagues who called for United States Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into the homicide of Eric Garner–which has so far been in the hands of the borough’s GOP District Attorney Daniel Donovan. *** Just hours after Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks–who wrote a missive to Mr. Holder along with Congressmen Charles Rangel and Jose Serrano, and Congresswomen Yvette Clarke and Nydia Velazquez–argued that Mr. Donovan’s institutional relationship with the police department compromises his ability to investigate the officers involved in Mr. Garner’s death, Mr. Grimm responded with a sharp defense of his fellow Republican and Staten Islander...." (See "Grimm Defends Donovan, Blasts Colleagues in Scathing Statement" by Will Bredderman, 8/14/14, NY Observer [http://observer.com/2014/08/grimm-defends-donovan-blasts-colleagues-in-scathing-statement/][ see also: @newyorkobserver on Twitter | newyorkobserver on Facebook]).
Bredderman also noted that Grimm is not the first Staten Island elected official to come to Staten Island DA Dan Donovan’s defense, pointing out that Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio did an editorial in the New York Post urging that the case be left in the hands of the Staten Island DA. Writing in the New York Post, Republican-Conservative Ignizzio also stated that race is the motivating factor for those arguing otherwise -- “Last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton took Police Commissioner William Bratton to task for suggesting that race was not a factor in the Eric Garner incident... Yet one has to ask if race is a factor in Sharpton and others’ attempts to remove this case from its rightful jurisdiction. Because I can’t find any other justification for taking it out of the hands of Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan....” (See also "Leave it to the DA: No reason to hand Garner case to feds" by Vincent M. Ignizio, 8/6/14, NY Post/ Opinion [http://nypost.com/2014/08/06/leave-it-to-the-da-no-reason-to-hand-garner-case-to-feds/]). Nor is Grimm the most recent Republican-Conservative to speak out on the issue of backing the Staten Island to fully investigate the Eric Garner Case ( See "Staten Island BP: ‘Not One Iota of a Reason’ to Question Daniel Donovan" by Jillian Jorgensen, 8/15/14, NY Observer [http://observer.com/2014/08/staten-island-bp-not-one-iota-of-a-reason-to-question-daniel-donovan/][ see also: @newyorkobserver on Twitter | newyorkobserver on Facebook]).
Contemporary Democrats will be contemporary Democrats and 21st Century Conservative-Republicans will be like Twentieth Century Republican-Conservatives, and Congressman Michael Grimm is starting to look lucky because his Democrat opponents can't help themselves.