Statement in Response to Gov. Malloy’s Comments on Republicans at Bump Stock Ban Bill Signing

May 31, 2018

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to comments made by Governor Dannel P. Malloy about Republicans at a bill signing for Public Act 18-29 An Act Concerning Bump Stocks and Other Means of Enhancing the Rate of a Firearm.

“Leave it to Gov. Malloy to take a serious issue and turn good bipartisan policy into divisive partisan politics. On his way out of office Governor Malloy is still trying to be divisive and play politics even on an issue that had bipartisan support.  The bipartisan vote tally on the bump stock ban speaks for itself. Yet Governor Malloy’s comments today were a direct effort to incite division. I did not see any Democrat legislative leaders at today’s bill signing, but the governor chooses to attack only Republicans. What is important is not who goes to a ceremonial bill signing after the fact. What is important is the debate and votes that took place on the floor of the House and Senate. For the governor to make an issue of who was or wasn’t at his event today, an event that I only learned about less than 48 hours ago and which none of my other caucus members were invited to, is typical Malloy politics at its worst.”