In a statement released to the Roosevelt Island Daily, AM Seawright said this on the Cuomo resignation:
I want to first and foremost again thank the brave women who came forward and told the stories of their abusive treatment within the highest executive office of our state. We owe them an enduring debt of gratitude. No amount of victim-shaming will ever diminish their courageous actions.
Governor Cuomo was right to announce his resignation today. New Yorkers will not be distracted from focusing on fighting against COVID-19 and on revitalizing the state economy. We must, however, take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that the devastating findings of the Attorney General’s report on the treatment of women and abuse of state resources are never again allowed to occur in New York State. I look forward to discussing how best to accomplish this with my constituents, Speaker Heastie, Judiciary Committee Chair Levine and Committee member colleagues.
I stand in strong support of Governor-Designate Kathy Hochul. She will make history as the first woman to hold the office of governor of New York. We will work with her to advocate the best interests of the people of our state as she begins the transition process over the two weeks. The people of New York deserve nothing less.
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