Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

July 7, 2021

Looney Statement on Republican Press Conference

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) released the following statement regarding today’s Republican press conference:

“We are saddened by the tragedy in New Britain and our hearts go out to the family and the community there.

“It is unfortunate that Republicans are using this tragic and painful event to attempt to score political points in an effort to push failed, excessively punitive policies from the 80’s and 90’s.

“Republicans lost all credibility on public safety when they were silent on the U.S. Capitol insurrection, refused to fund proven urban gun violence prevention programs, and sought to defund or underfund many critical urban aid programs. Law and order is only an issue for Republicans when they can target the urban youth of our state but not when their political base tries to overthrow our democracy and kills a U.S. Capitol police officer.”