Despite the denials, Shelly Silver is going down:
“Leaving the Capitol shortly before midnight, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he has not resigned, and plans to attend a Tuesday conference where his Democratic colleagues will begin discussing his successor. “I am the speaker,” Silver told reporters, flanked by two press aides as he left the Capitol. “I will be in the conference. … I have not told anyone that I am resigning.” …”
We past the point where his opinion on the issue matters. What is keeping him there right now is that a successor has not been settled on yet.