State Senate President Don Williams (D-Brooklyn) says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley would be much better off telling the people of Connecticut what he plans to do about the state budget deficit rather than resorting to name calling. Williams was responding to a comment Foley made during a debate with Democratic candidate Dan Malloy Monday night in Torrington.
CTMirror.com reports, in answering, “Why has Connecticut struggled to grow jobs for more than a decade?” Foley said to Malloy, “You have been supporting, along with the Democrat-controlled (state) legislature, policies that are driving jobs out of this state,” before pledging to provide “adult supervision for this legislature, which is out of control.”
Despite not naming Williams or Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan, Foley was clearly taking at aim at the legislature. Williams categorized the comments as “name calling.” “I think Foley is using this as a diversion from the fact that he doesn’t have a plan. He hasn’t leveled with the voters of the state as to how he plans to close the $3billion dollar-plus deficit. What is he going to cut?” Williams’ charges are very similar to those of Malloy.