Republican lawmakers created quite a stir earlier this week, when they complained to the New York Post that the recently passed budget contained secret funding for the SAFE Act.
Two senators who wished to remain anonymous, told the Post that funds tagged for certain aspects of the SAFE Act were ‘hidden’ in the budget, and that they never would have voted in favor had they known. Meanwhile, several unnamed Assembly GOP lawmakers claimed that they had only found out about the funding at a state budget briefing.
There’s only three options here – they’re either lying, flat-out admitting that they didn’t review the budget prior to voting, or are trying to cover their ‘yes’ vote by alleging they didn’t know what was in the budget.
Numerous Republicans who had actually put their name on it, were openly debating SAFE Act funding in this year’s budget. Even a normally obedient media was pointing it out well in advance of budget debates.