Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

March 9, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Looney Responds to Senator Fasano’s Intemperate and Offensive Statements Concerning Justice McDonald’s Nomination

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) today released the following statement regarding statements made by Senator Len Fasano, the leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, concerning Associate Justice Andrew McDonald’s nomination as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court:

“Senator Fasano is clearly feeling the pressure. He is desperately trying to deflect attention from the fact that he and the Senate Republicans are marching in lockstep with Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Mitch McConnell, and are preparing to block the confirmation of an historic and highly qualified nominee.

“Senator Fasano and I have been friends for a long time and we’ve been attorneys for a long time, and I know that he knows the old lawyers’ saying: ‘When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. When the law is on your side, pound the law. When neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound the table.’ We should send someone to check on Senator Fasano’s table.”