Deputy Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco in a radio interview on Thursday continued what has been several days of Republican criticism of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s stated support for a Democratic takeover of the chamber.

In an interview on WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom, DeFrancisco said Cuomo’s endorsements for Democrats in key races and fundraising efforts for the mainline conference were based on a political calculation the Senate would likely flip this year.

“There seems to be a common theme. If it promotes his agenda at the moment, it’s the right thing to say,” said DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse.

“The governor seems to think things are moving to the left He wants to be to the left of de Blasio and now he’s hedging his bets on what’s going to happen in this election.”

The comments come after Republican Senate candidate Chris McGrath blasted Cuomo’s endorsement and fundraising support for Democratic Sen. Todd Kaminsky, linking him to the arrests of nine people in a bid-rigging and bribery case, as well as the “Bridgegate” scandal in New Jersey.

On Wednesday, Majority Leader John Flanagan expressed concern in a statement that Cuomo’s support for Senate Democrats would empower Mayor Bill de Blasio — an antagonist who the governor has been in heated feud with over the last year.

DeFrancisco, however, differed with Flanagan’s interpretation.

“It doesn’t matter whether de Blasio is involved or not, it’s a bad agenda,” he said. “You don’t have to tie de Blasio in. Whether you call it de Blasio or the New York City Democrats’ agenda, it’s a bad thing. It’s a bad thing for New York state, it’s certainly a bad thing for upstate.”

DeFrancisco has been a barbed critic of Cuomo. Earlier this year, the lawmaker knocked Cuomo’s push for a $15 minimum wage in New York, which led to an arched rebuke from the governor (ultimately, all Republicans in the Senate voted for the wage measure, which was tucked into a budget bill).

But while Cuomo has worked well with Senate Republicans on a variety of issues, he’s signaled in recent weeks he would push for limits on the income lawmakers can earn outside of the Legislature as well as the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide tuition assistance to undocumented immigrants. Both measures have not passed the GOP-led Senate.

“The Senate Republicans are running scared and they should be. Decades of GOP control have led to an ethical crisis, out-of-control mandates, and sky-high taxes on struggling New York families and businesses,” said Senate Democratic spokesman Mike Murphy. “The Senate Democrats are set for historic wins on November 8th, and no amount of Senate Republican lies will change that fact.”