Prepare to feel your jaw drop and your blood boil.
Here’s shocking video of State Senate Democrats, including Antoine Thompson, Darrel Aubertine, Dave Valesky, Bill Stachowski and Brian Foley sitting through the Pledge of Allegiance in protest over their loss of power in Albany.
The video shows one Democrat, Brooklyn’s Martin Dilan, trying to join in reciting the Pledge, but he is immediately and forcefully pulled down by two fellow Democrats, Kevin Parker of Brooklyn and Ruth Hassell-Thompson of Westchester.
Not a single Democrat lawmaker stood during the Pledge.
The Democrats’ protest was an outrageous mixing of common civics and politics. But it shouldn’t be surprising, considering their refusal even to show up for nearly three weeks leading to yesterday, when they locked themselves in the Chamber ahead of Republicans in a stunt reminiscent of the child’s game, “King of the Mountain.”