Assembly Democrats emerged from a 90-minute closed-door meeting on Thursday to announce their overwhelming support for Speaker Sheldon Silver, who faces a five-count federal complaint on fraud and corruption.

“I’m continuing to support the speaker and I would say the members are overwhelmingly from the conversation that we just had are continuing their support,” said Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, who was joined by dozens of Silver’s 106-member Democratic conference in the Assembly.

In a somewhat chaotic and cramped gaggle with reporters, Morelle insisted members in the meeting remain loyal to Silver, who has held the speaker’s gavel since 1994.

“We believe he can continue on as speaker,” Morelle said.

Lawmakers in the Democratic conference, however, did not review the corruption complaint released today by federal prosecutors, Morelle said.

He added there is an “overwhelming belief in the presumption of innocence” among the members of the conference.

Among those standing behind Morelle to show solidarity with Silver and the conference: Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, a Queens Democrat who faces his own corruption charges pertaining to the misuse of per diems.

The news conference underscored the bedrock of support Silver has built up over the last 21 years as the speaker of a fractious body of members with competing political, ethic and geographic concerns.

The Manhattan Democrat was only re-elected to the speaker’s post three weeks ago, with little dissent among members. Two Democrats — Assemblymen Charles Barron and Mickey Kearns — reiterated their calls for Silver to step down today, but neither lawmaker had initially supported him in the first place.

Silver’s arrest landed like a bombshell in Albany on Thursday morning, a day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his $142 billion budget proposal and State of the State address.

Morelle said he had spoken to Silver last night about his returning to New York City today, but did not give a reason why. He said he had not spoken to Silver after the indictment was release.

Today’s regularly scheduled session was cancelled, but lawmakers insisted that next week will be a return to normalcy.

Morelle told reporters that members are “concerned for the speaker” and are withholding judgement.

“I do not think it’s a distraction,” Morelle said. “We have 106 members who are prepared to roll up their selves and do the work that they need to do.”