SARATOGA SPRINGS - Republican Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin of Melrose was among about two dozen legislators criticizing the rush to bring New York's gun bills to a vote.
"And we're told basically to shut up and vote and that's what this is all about. Just don't question it. Just vote."
McLaughlin compared the Governor's push to get the vote done just hours after it was unveiled, to a dictatorship.
That's basically the message here. If that's not dictatorial, I don't know what is. Hitler would be proud. Mussolini would be proud of what we did here," he said.
McLaughlin was criticized by the Anti-Defamation League, who called the remarks "deeply offensive. He later apologized, saying, he let his "passion overcome" him.