The amigos just walked into the Senate chamber gallery from Pedro Espada’s office to pose for this photo.
Steve Pigeon, the top operative for billionaire Tom Golisano, emerged to say that Golisano still supported Espada, who is now back with majority Senate Democrats.
Espada, along with Hiram Monserrate, began the whole Senate coup by defecting to the Republicans, with the backing and active encouragement of Golisano.
Democratic Senator Eric Adams had this to say about Espada’s return: “I welcome all Democrats, and I don’t judge anyone as a Christian. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and I don’t believe that’s the case with anyone here.”