Gov. Dannel P. Malloy held a press conference this morning to talk about his nomination of Andrew McDonald to the state Supreme Court, but he took questions on several other issues as well.
On the fiscal cliff:
Malloy is closely watching what’s unfolding in Washington but he’s not too optimistic that a deal will be struck to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
“This is bad stuff and it’s crazy…that … the speaker spent time trying to run a bill that he couldn’t even get through his caucus,” Malloy said.
Malloy said it was too bad Republicans squandered the chance to accept the proposal put forth by President Obama. “I worry we’ve already missed this fantastic opportunity we had to begin the process of putting our national fiscal house in order,” he said.
“I think the speaker is a mature individual, I think the president is a mature individual…I think Mr. McConnell is a mature individual. I think there are others that need to be around this table and they need to get this deal done.
But, he added, “do I think it’s going to happen before Jan. 3rd? The answer is no.”
Malloy’s thoughts on gun control legislation and judicial vacancies after the jump.