The Rise and Fall of King Cuomo

I worked as an Assistant to NY Senator Tom Libous [R] and as a Legislative Assistant to NY Assemblyman Tom McKevitt [R] from 2010 to 2014.

In 2010, the New York State Senate had 30 Republicans and 32 Democrats. On a warm summer day, Senator Libous rose from his seat to introduce a surprise resolution to replace Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith [D] with a Republican. This created commotion in the Senate…