I must say, I'm a little confused. The people of this state have duly elected 62 state senators to represent us in Albany. The last time I checked, each of them has the right to vote any way they see fit on an issue, hopefully in the best interests of those people that elected them. So, when they walked into the senate chambers on Monday, and voted for the person they believed would be best suited to lead the senate, who'd have imagined the chaos that ensued.
The prior leadership refused to acknowledge the vote, turned off the Internet feed, called for an adjournment to the meeting, shut off the lights and left the chambers.
Last I checked, this country is still a democracy. Elected officials have the right to vote how they choose. For the Democratic former leadership to have acted the way that they did is unconscionable. Nobody anointed you the leaders of the senate, you were elected, then you were unelected.
Meanwhile, with two weeks left in the session, nothing is getting done in Albany because the Dems refuse to open the chambers. How asinine and immature. It is exactly this type of (lack of) leadership that helped two Dems make the decision to oust Malcolm Smith.
A word of advice to the Dems: Sack up, take your medicine like men and get back to conducting the business of the state.