Cox to Cuomo: Call on Silver and Lopez to Resign

May 16, 2013

Cox: Cuomo’s “Women’s Agenda” Should Start with Cleaning up the State Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: David Laska

dlaska@nygop.org

518.462.2601

ALBANY, NY… New York GOP Chairman Ed Cox released the following statement today:

“I call upon Governor Cuomo to call for the immediate resignation of Vito Lopez from the New York State Assembly and Sheldon Silver as Speaker.

“By silencing earlier victims of sexual abuse, both at the hands of Michael Boxley and Vito Lopez, Speaker Silver is directly responsible for their subsequent victims.

“Sex abuse is not a partisan issue. If the Governor is serious about a ‘women’s agenda,’ he will take every appropriate action to ensure that the New York State Assembly is safe for female staff members. That action begins with joining our call for Sheldon Silver to resign the Speakership and Vito Lopez to resign from the Assembly.

“Otherwise, Cuomo’s women’s agenda will be nothing more than ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.'”

Bazzo 05/17/13

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