State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin posted a video on YouTube Tuesday afternoon to publicly apologize to Governor Andrew Cuomo and "all of you" for an analogy "that [he] should not have made" at a press conference earlier that day.
McLaughlin, a Republican, said his constituents are "very upset" about the gun control bill Cuomo passed last month, which is why he was moved to speak the way he did.
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The New York Post reported that McLaughlin said pushing the gun control bill to pass through a message of necessity — allowing an immediate vote and bypassing a three-day review process — was a "dictatorial thing to do" and that Hitler, Mussolini, and Moscow "would be proud."
"Just like you, I'm human and I make mistakes sometimes," McLaughlin said in the video.
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