Gov.-elect Dan Malloy said he supports the tax cut compromise President Barack Obama struck with Congressional Republicans.

“There is no such thing as a perfect piece of legislation, and the makeup of the co-equal branches of government requires compromise,” Malloy said. “But the framework of this package is something I can support, particularly for the unemployment benefits it extends to the thousands of unemployed workers in the State of Connecticut, as well as the extension of the existing middle class tax cuts. There is a legitimate role for the House of Representatives to play in this process – and they should – but at the end of the day, this should be passed and signed into law.”

On Thursday Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote on the package.

Will Malloy experience the same kind of defiance in Hartford?