Senate Democrats on Wednesday criticized an ally of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pointing to his firms ties to a super PAC that backed Senate Republicans.

The latest broadside comes as mainline Senate Democrats and liberal groups are pushing Cuomo to unite the party’s various factions in the chamber to achieve a working and governing majority.

After several days of statements, former New York Democratic Executive Director Charlie King responded by questioning the leadership strength of Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

King has been close with Cuomo, having run with him for lieutenant governor and, before that, working with him at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Today, King held a counter news conference near Cuomo’s New York City office as protesters demonstrated for Cuomo to back the Democratic cause in the chamber.

In response to that, Senate Democrats pointed to the public relations and political consulting firm that employs King, Mercury LLC, and the work done for a GOP-backing super PAC.

β€œIt’s ironic that an operative whose firm has received millions of dollars to keep the Senate in Republican control is speaking for the Democratic Governor about a Democratic Senate,” said Senate Democratic spokesman Mike Murphy. “When is winning a majority of members enough? Democrats have won a majority of the Senate three times in the past four years, yet we have been blocked from governing. That fact, and today’s chaos in the Party are perfect examples of why we need the Governor to step up and unite the Democrats.”