Gov. Andrew Cuomo dipped into a bit of talk on political philosophy while appearing on Fred Dicker’s radio show this morning, saying New York voters won’t respond to “extreme, ultraconservative” views.
“To me, it’s a very clear-cut issue, and it’s an issue that will now go on in the campaign season,” Cuomo said on WGDJ-AM this morning.
He went on to say that the state Conservative Part “made their voice heard” on the issue. The influential party, which backs many Senate Republicans, had drawn a line in the sand opposing the measure.
“I think there’s no doubt that the state Senate heard the conservative wing of the party, and they’re reacting to it,” Cuomo said. “And that will now be an issue in this campaign season, because the Republican Senate has to go before the voters.”
He continued: “I believe when they’ve done well these past 18 months, it’s because they have been a moderate Republican Party. I don’t believe this state will tolerate a party that caters to the extreme, ultraconservative part of the party.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic governor kept with his theme of praising the Legislature. The two years the current legislators have been in office, he said, could go down as “one of the most successful legislative sessions in modern political history.”
(AP Photo/Mike Groll)