GOVERNOR, SEXUAL ASSAULT ISN'T FUNNY

ALBANY... On WCNY's Capitol Pressroom this morning, Andrew Cuomo was asked about Republicans raising the issue of his support for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, whose long history of enabling serial sexual abusers of women and covering up sexual assault in the Democratic Assembly caucus with taxpayer money has been well documented.

Cuomo laughed and said, "that's funny."

NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement in response:

"Sexual assault isn't funny, and the fact that New York's Governor would laugh off rather than address the serious issue of the leadership of the Assembly covering up sexual assault in the State Capitol is appalling.

"Blowing off the interviewer's question with a laugh demonstrates that Andrew Cuomo is incapable of giving New York the moral leadership that it needs and deserves." 

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Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014