Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

February 24, 2022

Sen. Looney & Sen. Duff Release Statement on House GOP Press Conference

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement in response to the House Republican press conference:

“We believe that the committees of cognizance should hold a public hearing to examine in detail the procedures, processes, and operations of the school construction program to determine what legislative action should be taken. Such a review of policy and operations is the proper role of the General Assembly. However, the notion that the General Assembly can launch a criminal investigation parallel to and superior to the ongoing federal investigation is naïve and/or deliberately misleading. We trust the law enforcement professionals in the federal government to complete their investigation thoroughly and effectively and will not play politics or encourage unrealistic expectations of incendiary revelations.”