Jan. 29, 2014: FROM the DAILY NEWS
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer blew up at council colleagues who questioned his integrity at a closed-door meeting of the Queens delegation Wednesday morning.
Fellow councilmembers asked the newly anointed majority leader whether his ties to the Queens Library, where he worked for 11 years, would compromise his ability to conduct a hearing on the system’s questionable finances.
“Who are you to question my integrity?” Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) shouted at City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) after she voiced her concerns at a meeting in Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz’s Forest Hills office, sources at the meeting told the Daily News afterwards.
“How dare you? You’re out of place and out of order.”
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