Some Republicans are beginning to think that voting for the SAFE Act was a bad political move.
“… “The so-called SAFE act was a mistake. Its passage lacked transparency and public input and its wording was ill-conceived and of questionable legality,” said Senator Phil Boyle. “Lawmakers like myself might have caught these mistakes if we were given more than two hours to read the bill. A good leader admits a mistake and works to rectify it. That is what I am doing.” …”
Translation: my constituents are pissed and I’m trying to cover my ass with this bullshit statement.
“… In a rare break with party unity, Nojay described Skelos to The Post as “a failed leader” and declared, “He has to go.” “Dean Skelos has repeatedly failed to defend Republican values and assist his fellow Republicans running for office, whether it’s his supporting a $2 billion tax hike, how he handled gay marriage, and now the gun issue,” Nojay said …”
Now Dean Skelos comes out of hiding to issue a statement:
“Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said today that he expects significant changes to the gun-control law passed in January, specifically targeting the provision that lowers the number of bullets in a magazine from 10 to seven. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that the law passed Jan. 15 might face just some minor changes. Skelos, the Republican from Nassau County, said he would hope there would be more substantial changes. “I think they are going to be more than technical,” Skelos told reporters of the changes. “I think we’re going to look at the size of the clips, a number of other issues – protections within your home.” …”
Yeah right. He knows that neither Shelly nor Andy are likely to go along with that. Like Boyle he’s looking for some political cover.