Carl Paladino Calls for Dean Skelos’ Immediate Resignation

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2010 gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino isn’t too happy with Dean Skelos.

A letter Mr. Paladino is circulating called the Senate majority leader and fellow Republican “incompetent or diabolical.”

“Your self-serving and weak demeanor and participation in illusion and theatrics in dealing with the Governor, Sheldon Silver and the establishment cabal in Albany are an affront to the people who worked so hard to elect a Republican senate majority only to be thrown under the bus,” Mr. Paladino wrote in the letter, which was also sent to various leaders of the New York Republican Party, the press, and “Everyone Else.”

Mr. Paladino further asserted Mr. Skelos’ transgressions are enough that he should no longer be heading the Republican Party in the New York State Senate.

“This memo shall serve as my demand, on behalf of the Republican Party rank and file, for your immediate resignation as majority leader of the N.Y. State Senate,” he continued.

Mr. Paladino concluded by calling for a “Free Republican Caucus Initiative.” It is not immediately clear what, exactly, that would entail.

 

View the full letter below:

Memo

To: Dean Skelos

Cc: N.Y. State Senate Republican Caucus
N.Y. State Republican Party County Chairs
Ed Cox, N.Y. State Republican Party Chairman
Brian Kolb, N.Y. State Assembly Minority Chairman
N.Y. State Assembly Republican Caucus
N.Y. State Conservative Party County Chairs
Michael Long, N.Y. State Conservative Party Chairman
All Press
Everybody Else

From: Carl Paladino

Date: February 29, 2012

Re: Free Republican Caucus Initiative

Dean, it is obvious to most of the Republican rank and file in New York that your actions over the last 13 months describe a man incapable of representing the interests of the Republican Party.

Your self-serving and weak demeanor and participation in illusion and theatrics in dealing with the Governor, Sheldon Silver and the establishment cabal in Albany are an affront to the people who worked so hard to elect a Republican senate majority only to be thrown under the bus.

You are either incompetent or diabolical in your indifference to what was expected of you in leading the opposition and highlighting and bargaining for issues vital to your party and the taxpayers. Your inability to demand government transparency or to adopt it as required process in senate deliberations was unacceptable.

This memo shall serve as my demand, on behalf of the Republican Party rank and file, for your immediate resignation as majority leader of the N.Y. State Senate.

The Free Republican Caucus Initiative will deal with those other treacherous Republican Senators who with you sold out their integrity and abrogated their pledges to the taxpayers.