Murphy Explains His Vote to Investigate a Democratic-Linked Lobbying Firm

ALBANY—Republicans in the House of Representatives have been trying to force a probe by the chamber’s ethics committee into a lobbying firm, the PMA Group, and into how Democratic leaders have tried to block it.
One of a few Democrats who bucked the party leadership was Scott Murphy, who replaced Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress. I asked him whether he was aware of the direction from his conference leaders to vote no on the Republican resolution asking for an investigation.
“I considered it,” he said. “I knew that the leadership wanted a different vote, so I put that under consideration, with the number of other things that I consider with each vote.

Murphy Explains His Vote to Investigate a Democratic-Linked Lobbying Firm