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Allegation turns out so again they’re still senators and they they should vote in as far as the independent giving control of the Senate and the Republican spokesman said repeatedly , but as a practical matter , it’s not true with us 31 Republicans and and Simcha Felder which is not an independent Democrat is actually a Democrat who’s talking with us that are that the majority of 32.
Our right. I will , I will . I will get back to that in a minute , but what about Diane severe you know who has who has a relationship with Senator quite should she recused herself from any ethics committee investigation .
I think she is still a Senator and whatever the relationships maybe between senators. They have a boat they obviously have their political futures involved in this whole thing is , well , they’ve got a boat or act in a way that consistent what their constituents want and if people think she’s not doing that . Well , that’s something that the voters will ultimately determine with respect to how she acts in this whole thing , but again this came out last night . Now all of the sudden . It is the one and only issue when you set at the outset of your program that you know the we’re right in the midst of a strong movement to undo the Independent Democrats and make them come back to the mainline Democrat and it people don’t believe that that is part of what’s going on here . I think they’re really not looking at the whole block ball picture .
Costa do you think that that did this woman who came forward that part of her decision had to do with IDC mainline Democratic , Republican politics.
No , I don’t think her decision was we won’t know whether her decision worry decision was and whether the allegations are true or not , and it’s investigation , but it’s certainly the stance situation between the independence and and the progressives trying to get the independents back into the Democrat Paul there’s certainly highlights the intensity of what’s going on now from which makes it the main topic of conversation for the foreseeable future.
So , one more question about this issue and that is you just to clarify you do believe that there should be an ethics committee investigation of this issue.
Yes , I think that’s. That’s only fair you if there’s an allegation . There should be an investigation and a fair investigation determined what if anything occurred and then people can make a regional decision as to what should be done .
So you are a potential candidate for governor. When are you gonna make that decision .
Oh. I’ll know by the end of this month , but I’m still going through the process , gone on an interview with the Republican shares left this past Monday , and I am going to continually going out seeking support for this this nomination . The real issue is not the real issue for me is to be Andrew Cuomo you’ve gotta have a united party you got have support from but the Conservative Party as well and you have to have . The parties all movies in the same direction , rather than having a fight among themselves , because then it would be impossible to but to win this coming November but if everybody’s together and they want me , then I would I would get in they have raised and do the best I can and I think I would be an excellent candidate because I I I just think of those that was on my mining people want somebody that is as the New York Times called me in a ransom will straight shooter .
I think you.
Proud you primary and green.
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Rather have an irascible children there someone who delivered everything and and has an answer for everything , never done anything wrong. I think maybe you might want to look at . Canada’s the other than Andrew Cuomo .
All right , well who I’m gonna ask you more about your candidacy in a few minutes , but I want to ask you , as a potential candidate for governor. What you think about the me too movement .
Well the mutual movement is you know there’s movements going on each day of the week with the ways information gets circulated now by by the media and by social media in the , like I think that it’s a legitimate issues , no question. It’s a legitimate issue . But I go back and kind of full Spanish and I think that the fact that there’s an allegation doesn’t mean that allegation is correct that it doesn’t mean that immediate action before the next Twitter goes out , have to be done in order to decide stuffy . I really think it’s a serious issue because these issues have to be resolved and they have to be enhanced if there’s guilt . There has to be strong punishment are there’s investigation and and I think to many find something wrong that there should be strong reaction , but you know it . We’ve gotten to the point now , we not only an instant information we want instant decisions . And as I think was happened in government is instant decisions , whether in the long term planning in many issues is as exacerbated the problem in government and made people more and more concerned about whether government work so I I think it was , there is this was gotta deal with it and I was already discussion in the Senate of a bill to to try to make sexual harassment a higher priority and consequences as a result of proven guilty but that’s what , that’s what’s got to be done , but to make instant decisions . I just think is , is just wrong . It’s simply wrong .
How can you be an example of what you consider an instant decision something that happened. They came too quickly .
Well , what we’re going on right now is with Jeff Klein is a perfect example.
All that’s going on as people talking about it because it’s a big deal and because he’s a leader.
I welcome that. That’s all that’s going on , but it was clearly a a movement to try to unseat Jeff Klein and then in return . And and in would follow would be the demise people some people hope of the Independent Democratic Conference that this issue can be what’s with the progressives have been looking for in order to unite the Democrats in the state . So I think there’s no question that if somebody hasn’t called for his resignation . Yet his removal yet Harbin I’d be shocked .
Do you think that there’s some sort of conspiracy here.
No , I don’t think there’s a conspiracy but nowadays people in politics , it can change things a lot quicker than at the ballot box and banks by need to movement being so strong and and coming out in the past few months , bigger than it’s ever come out , you know , it just seems to me that he was a vehicle. I don’t think it’s conspiracy this woman may have come out of finite let I let this thing fly but you know I’m being inspired by women who have announced what’s happened , it’s that may be totally Aniston and her party maybe something that she’s correct down and will be proven to be correct but on the other hand , with the way politics is moving nowadays . They just think that there’s certainly at least an argument there maybe not a conspiracy , but on the other hand there is ulterior motive by those who are usually missed particular sticks .
My guest today is the deputy Senate Majority leader Jonty Francisco I want to ask you sort of a lawyerly question about this , there is a proposal to prohibit confidentiality agreements relating to sexual assault or harassment for all branches of government , state and local unless the victim expresses a different preference. What do you think about that .
Well , I think if it’s important , and that’s not only true in in these types of situations you talking about confidentiality would respect sexual Rasmussen I’ve had I opposed her argued for years that in some of the environmental issues is huge problems that have been raised by a company denim then created by punk company and all of the sudden the confidentiality agreement , so all the residents in that particular area , which is a been affected by the environmental damage. There’s always that everything’s settled , everything is of covered by a confidentiality agreement , and if it is a huge there’s a huge incentive for the homeowners to do that for example because there’s usually a huge settlement .
And as a result , you know the public never learns about what happens to maybe and 16 years ago. So generally I think it’s a good idea . Okay . But the Jihadi grievance against the 40 made have been formally unless the accused agrees to it right under those circumstances , the media , the Iike that B&Q in there .
The accuser , you know. Yeah . The victim , Brian .
Because it doesn’t mind it in their fight.
We have to take a break , we’ll be right back with deputy Senate Majority Leader John differences come.
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