STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Spurred in part by an Advance editorial that criticized her, state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) today apologized for referring to Tea Party members as "the new mafia" on her personal Facebook page.
In a posting on her Facebook page, Ms. Savino said, “when you use language that upsets people it muddies your message. So, if the term mafia is offensive to anyone, I offer my apology.”
Ms. Savino said “leaders should be able to admit when they are wrong.”
Friday, August 05, 2011
NY State Senator apologizes for calling Tea Party the "new mafia"
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 12:10 PM