As a long-sought state budget deal appears headed for a legislative vote, there’s still time for some last-minute barbs between Governor Dan Malloy and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Could a blood transfusion from Donald Trump be far behind?
From the Hartford Courant:
Klarides added, “I do not understand how the person that is supposed to be the leader of this state just sits in that office or wherever he goes and throws bombs at people. … The second that we went off and met on our own, he acted like a baby. There is no place for a baby leading the state. So unfortunately, we had to take over.”
Kelly Donnelly, Malloy’s chief spokeswoman, offered an angry rebuke, comparing Klarides to President Trump and accusing her of political posturing.
“Rep. Klarides is channeling the language and tactics of President Trump, which is fitting given her support for him,” Donnelly said. “She’s clearly upset that the governor’s strong advocacy against stealing from our pension funds forced Republicans to abandon that bad idea. We can only hope that her tantrums are an indication that she had to give up on other budget gimmicks and phony math in order to come to a budget agreement.”
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