NY GOP Insider on Private SSM Negotiations: Cuomo, Democrats Were "Tail Wagging the Dog"


The New York Capital News reports on the frustration of many in the NY GOP at how the SSM bill was handled in their final closed-door meeting:

Some Republicans grumble that Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos should have used his power to block Cuomo more often—such as by refusing to bring same-sex marriage up for a vote—and that next year’s election could put their single-seat majority in danger.
"They’re not happy with their leader. They want to get in control of this,” said one longtime Senate Republican insider. “They’re not happy with the guys who came out and announced they would support [same-sex marriage]. This is the tail wagging the dog, and that is not the way this conference has functioned and succeeded for the last several decades.”