From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office blasted the “diatribe” unleashed Tuesday by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan that knocked the governor’s rhetoric on gun control.

Flanagan has grown increasingly exasperated with Cuomo’s public stances and push for the so-called “red flag” gun control that is expected to be voted on later today by the Democratic-led Assembly.

At the same time, Flanagan accused Cuomo of lashing out at anyone who dares to disagree with him.

In response, Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever released a lengthy statement of her own, saying Flanagan “must be having an off day.”

She accused Republicans of catering “to a conference of one” — Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat who aligns with Republicans, providing them with the key 32nd member to maintain their narrow majority.

“Their only goal is to please Senator Felder and keep him in their political conference,” Lever said. “Rather than pass any necessary legislation that is feasible for both houses, the Senate Republicans will only pass a bill that serves Senator Felder.”

Legislation this month in the state Senate has stalled as both sides are deadlocked at 31 members each in the 63-seat Senate, due to the absence of Sen. Tom Croci. Democrats have sought to push this advantage, calling for votes on abortion and reproductive rights.

Meanwhile, a range of outstanding issues remain, including bills addressing childhood sexual abuse survivors’ ability to file lawsuits, decoupling state examinations from teacher and principal evaluations and the gun control bill Cuomo has been pushing with campaign-style fervor.

“Even if they had the will, they don’t have the votes now that Senator Croci has abandoned them. Their only option is to compromise with the Democrats, and they refuse,” Lever said. “Otherwise they can’t pass a bill. They have adopted the Trump doctrine “it’s my way or the highway.” That doesn’t work when you are a functional minority.”

In pushing the latest gun control, Cuomo has conflated Albany Republicans with those in Washington, suggesting both are beholden to President Trump and the National Rifle Association.

For Cuomo, the break up of what had been a productive relationship is on their end, not his. Republicans in March did allow a vote on the chamber’s first significant gun control bill meant to tighten restrictions on those convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse from possessing a firearm since the SAFE Act was approved in 2013.

“If they are offended by the Governor telling the people of this state the truth about their actions they have a choice: they can serve the people and legislate responsibly or continue to do what they’re doing,” Lever said.