“New Yorkers should be extremely grateful to the eleven courageous survivors who came forward to share their traumatic stories during the Attorney General’s investigation. We owe them a deep debt of gratitude for bringing these facts to light, although it’s clear that we as a state government have failed to protect them from workplace harassment. The State Legislature must redouble our efforts to correct this ongoing and severe problem.
I sincerely thank Attorney General Tish James for her thorough, professional and unbiased report. The Attorney General’s integrity throughout this process cannot be questioned.
I’ve listened to Governor Cuomo’s pre-produced response that seemed to mock these serious and disturbing charges and shamefully called into question the truthfulness of the survivors. I reiterate my earlier call that Governor Cuomo resign. If not, I trust the State Assembly will take the appropriate steps to begin his removal from office.”