Sen. John Flanagan says he has the united backing of the Republican conference as the full chamber is poised to elected him the new majority leader.
Flanagan appeared to waiting reporters outside of the Republican conference offices alongside John DeFrancisco, the Syracuse lawmaker who also sought the seat.
“We had a very good contest and I am desperately looking forward to working with him,” Flanagan said. “We come out of this unified.”
It remains unclear who will become Flanagan’s deputy majority leader and who will take the Education Committee chairmanship that Flanagan held.
This tweet kinda sums the whole thing up:
CONGRATULATIONS TO DISGRACED SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS' HAND-PICKED SUCCESSOR, JOHN FLANAGAN. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
— Sen. Maj. Ldr. Bane (@speakerbane) May 11, 2015
Also should note, Cuomo wanted Flanagan too - another knock against him.
Well, given how the last five majority leaders have been charged with crimes, we always have the inevitable Flanagan indictment to look forward to.