December 31, 2013
Albany, NY

Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

TOP Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

The latest reports of sexual harassment in the Assembly should be the last straw.


This pattern of behavior is repugnant by every standard and directly contradicts the policies the Assembly has advanced for the last 20 years.


Assemblymember Micah Kellner's conduct, confirmed by the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee's investigation, has no place in New York State government. It is time for him to immediately deny these allegations or resign. Likewise, Assemblymember Dennis Gabryszak must immediately deny the allegations against him or resign. If they do not resign, the Assembly must send a clear message that they do not tolerate this abuse of women and should seriously consider moving to expel them if they seek to return this coming session.


Enough is enough. Its a new year; lets start with a clean slate.