Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

March 14, 2018

Statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney Regarding Comments Made by Senator Fasano

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) today released the following statement defending Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) from intemperate and unfounded statements made by Len Fasano, the leader of the Senate Republican Caucus:

“If you look at the votes on civil unions, same sex couple adoption, codifying the State Supreme Court gay marriage ruling and protections for gender identity, it could arguably give rise to an inference of bias,” said Senator Looney. “I believe that Senator Fasano’s comments are completely uncalled for and are a personal attack that is beneath the traditions of the State Senate. This is the third time in less than a week that Senator Fasano has verbally attacked senators specifically by name in order to deflect attention from the fact he and the Republicans in the Senate are preparing to block the confirmation of an historic and highly qualified nominee.”