Fossella ruined his family, career and now his own Republican party
via the Advance;
Voting in favor of Straniere on the committee were Anthony Xanthakis, a 2006 party candidate for Assembly; top Fossella staffer Sherry Diamond; Fossella's sister, Lori Siciliani, and attorney Thomas Sipp.
"The committee to fill vacancies was loaded with Vito's people so this is the final blow delivered by the congressman," said one longtime Republican. "I guess he didn't want to go down alone on the ship, so he decided to take the whole party with him."