“Accusations against public officials are of the utmost concern to everyone in a just and civil society and I take them very seriously. A court of law has now ruled and we respect the decision rendered by the justice system.
The leaders of our conference are discussing the potential for further disciplinary action by the Senate and will comment further once a determination has been reached.
There is no doubt that this has been a troubling situation for all those involved, but the Senate will continue to move forward and fulfill its duty. New York faces many challenges in the coming months – we will meet those challenges head on and continue to serve the best interests of the people of New York.”