Assemblyman Charles Barron is known as a community activist, and at Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address today he lived up to that reputation.
New York Daily News reporter Glenn Bain tweeted that, as Cuomowas just beginning to address the crowd, Barronstood up and began addressing the governor. Both Cuomo and Barron are Democrats.
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The Associated Press explained that Barron was criticizing what he considers Cuomo's hypocrisy. He reportedly left the address andtold reporters outside that he believes Cuomo should invest "at least $2 billion" into public education – and that the governor was ignoring the plight of the state's impoverished and working classes.
This isn't the first time Barron interrupted Cuomo.
In 2011, when Barron was a city councilman, he shouted at the governor during a speech Cuomo was delivering at the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, the New York Daily News reported.
In that incident, Barron insisted that Cuomo ought to "tax the rich."