Borough Presidents on the Coup: Disappointed, Not All Surprised

After they participated in a rally on the City Hall steps against budget cuts to community boards, I asked three borough presidents who served in the legislature what they thought of yesterday’s Senate coup.
“It’s unfortunate that we would allow ourselves, as Democrats, to join the Republican Party,” said Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Bronx, who served more than a decade in the Assembly. “That is not acceptable.”
When I asked him about possible viable challengers to one of the Democrats in the coup, Pedro Espada of the Bronx, Diaz said, “I don’t know the answer to that question right now.”
Diaz also said there’s no real pride among Latinos in seeing one of their own become Senate president pro tempore.

Borough Presidents on the Coup: Disappointed, Not All Surprised