Nojay to Skelos: Retire

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Assemblyman Bill Nojay, R-Pittsford, Monroe County, ripped the SAFE-Act exemption approved by the state Senate earlier this morning and called on Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, to retire.

Nojay1Nojay has led a number of protests at the Capitol against the gun-control law. The Assembly also passed the measure last month.

“At this point, the only way to salvage the 2014 cycle for the Senate GOP is for his fellow Republicans to thank Skelos for his service and let him retire to spend more time with his family,” Nojay wrote in an email.

Here’s Nojay’s full reaction this morning:

“Skelos is either too dumb to understand he just played Useful Idiot to Cuomo’s efforts to further Balkanize the GOP, or he is intentionally igniting a civil war within the Republican Party and what is left of the Republican base.

Either way, Skelos’ doubling down on support for the SAFE Act is another wedge for internal divide within the GOP at exactly the time they should be unifying for the beginning of the 2014 election cycle. If Cuomo is behind it all, I’ll give him credit for brillant political gamesmanship.

At this point the only way to salvage the 2014 cycle for the Senate GOP is for his fellow Republicans to thank Skelos for his service and let him retire to spend more time with his family.”

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