Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst applauded GOP legislators in Hartford Tuesday for forcing a tie-vote on whether to recommend Gov. Dannel Malloy's nominee, Justice Andrew McDonald for Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court to the full General Assembly. The tie vote means the Judiciary Committee will offer a negative recommendation on the nomination.
"I applaud Republican lawmakers for standing up to Gov. Malloy's judicial activism and for showing Connecticut voters our party stands for the rule of law," Herbst said. "Justice McDonald, as a former state senator and political advisor to Dan Malloy, demonstrated a partisan streak that continued as Gov. Malloy’s Chief Legal Counsel for two years."