Democrats in the New York State Senate are blocking the speaker podium(actually, State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, D-Yonkers, is blocking the podium), so Republicans cannot take control of the chamber, the local CBS news in New York is reporting. Here are politicians who put party before country. The New York State Democrats are also not allowing party members to even stand up in the Senate chambers while the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited. One Democrat tried to stand and was promptly yanked down by someone else. Check out the video below for the action.