In his first public comments after his colleagues called on him to step down as speaker, Sheldon Silver said he “is still the speaker” and will move forward with attending conference tomorrow.

“I have not told anyone I intend the resign,” Silver said.

Democrats in the Assembly on Monday night exited a five-hour closed-door meeting indicating they had lost confidence in Silver, the speaker since 1994 and one of the most powerful figures in New York state.

“I will be at conference tomorrow,” Silver said. “Conference will continue to tomorrow. I’m the speaker.”

Silver faces five counts of federal corruption and fraud charges. He insisted this evening will be found not guilty.

“I will be successful in the legal action and I will be exonerated,” Silver said.

He added: “I’m not fighting. Do I look like I’m fighting?”

Silver met briefly this evening with Majority Leader Joe Morelle, who conveyed to Silver the majority of the conference wants to see him lose the speaker’s post, which he had only be re-elected to three weeks ago at the start of the legislative session.

Silver, speaking with reporters before going into an elevator, downplayed the calls for his resignation.

“I think that’s been around a while we’ll deal with that at the appropriate time,” Silver said.