Something tells me Senate President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn and Majority Leader Martin Looney, D-New Haven, can expect an angry phonecall from House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden today.
The Senate Democrats do not have the votes needed to override her veto.
Subsequently a special session of the House of Representatives that had been scheduled for today was canceled. Why bother coming in and wasting taxpayer dollars during a budget crisis if your vote is only symbolic and the bill is dead on arrival?
Just before noon today Donovan issued a statement commending Senate Democrats and criticizing Rell.
At 3:40 p.m., Williams and Looney issued the following reaction to the canceled House session. They also took aim at Rell but went so far as to say House Democrats were “intimidated” by the Governor:
“Senator Williams and Senator Looney are disappointed that Governor’s Rell’s veto threat has intimidated the House into canceling their agreed upon Saturday vote. The General Assembly has an obligation to pass a bill that makes tough choices and closes the deficit. Senate Democrats worked past five in the morning to do just that.”
Williams and Looney get pretty cranky when they’re sleepy.