New City, NY – Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick has released the following statement:
Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, (D-Rockland/Westchester), said: “I am relieved that Governor Cuomo has made the right decision to serve New Yorkers by stepping aside and allowing Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to complete the rest of his term. While there are certainly achievements that the Governor can be proud of, there’s no question that his decision to resign is in the best interests of our state at this time.
This episode will hopefully teach a clear lesson to everyone in positions of power: employees must be treated with respect and dignity and sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
I have full confidence in Kathy Hochul as she prepares to take office as Governor in 14 days.”