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)