Thursday, March 16, 2017

Warring Senate Democrats Hurl Insults and Racial Slurs in Ugly Budget Debate

By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett

ALBANY — The ongoing tensions between warring factions of state Senate Democrats turned ugly and racial on the chamber floor during a heated budget debate Wednesday afternoon.

New Sen. Marisol Alcantara didn’t like when Senate Deputy Democratic Minority Leader Michael Gianaris referenced the Daily News in referring to her eight-member breakaway conference as “Trump’s New York Democrats.”

Alcantara ripped Gianaris as a product of Harvard University and “white privilege.”

The Hispanic representative of Washington Heights — who chose to sit with the Independent Democratic Conference rather than the traditional Dems — questioned how many times Gianaris has been called “the n-word or a s--c,” a derogatory term for Hispanics.

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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report) 

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