RUSS GALLO CALLS OUT RINOs INSIDE THE BROOKLYN GOP — STATE SENATOR GOLDEN'S STAFFER AND REPRESENTATIVE AT BROOKLYN GOP EXECUTIVE MEETING, ANTHONY TESTAVERDE, SAYS THAT HE WAS PERSONALLY BEING ATTACKED AND THREATENED BY GALLO’S REMARKS IN SHOUTING MATCH WITH GENE BERARDELLI
GALLO AND BERARDELLI SUM-UP THIS WEEK’S BROOKLYN GOP RADIO PROGRAM BY SAYING THAT IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO “CLEAN UP” THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAN TO WIN CONGRESSIONAL, STATE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN 2014
After repeated “Technical Difficulties” announcements, Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo did a blogcast on Brooklyn GOP Radio concerning political corruption of various sorts in New York City (See “Rotten To the Core - NYC Corruption & More” hosted by Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo, 3/26/14, Brooklyn GOP Radio [blogcast] [http://www.blogtalkradio.com/brooklyngopradio/2014/03/27/rotten-to-the-core--nyc-corruption-more]).
According to Russell Gallo, corruption is not just something that involves Democrats. He then noted that, based on a recent report, the Board of Elections is largely hiring Democrats to replace Republicans at the BOE; and all of it is with the approval and/or at the direction of Brooklyn GOP Commissioner Simon Shamoun, whom Gallo called the hand-picked puppet of State Senator Martin Golden.
There also was a very interesting mention of a confrontation that occurred at the Brooklyn GOP Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday at Brooklyn GOP Headquarters. After Russell Gallo began to complain about RINOs who have been weighing down the Brooklyn GOP, Golden staffer and State Committeeman Anthony Testaverde started to speak out (out of order and without recognition by the chair) against what Gallo was saying. At this point Gene Berardelli and Testaverde “took it outside.” When Berardelli asked Testaverde what he expected after all the stuff Golden and his allies had pulled in 2013, including a lawsuit that ran into 2014; Anthony Testaverde said that he was complaining about an attack that was being aimed at him, personally, and that he felt personally threatened by all of it.
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As near as I can tell, the following “Tweet” by RG has been picked up and re-tweeted about a dozen times:
“ Russell C. Gallo @RussGallo
Anthony Testaverde (employee of @SenMartyGolden) melts down at @BklynGOP Executive Committee Meeting. Someone worried? #Primary ”