With a smaller caucus after election losses, but still with a solid majority, one wouldn't think Speaker Sheldon Silver would have to fear a coup....But Albany insiders are suggesting there is such talk. It may be just a story to fill a news hole and stir the pot...But the Speaker did face a failed coup attempt a decade ago at the hands of former majority leader Michael Bragman of Syracuse.
It is also known, Governor-elect Cuomo would prefer Mr. Silver gone.
Palace intrigue is always good for speculation, but who would step forward and risk the very public decimation doled out to Mr. Bragman when the coup fizzled.....
What would Addie do if such a scenario develops ?
Speaker Sheldon Silver faces coup rumors in New York Assembly - NYPOST.com