POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON SCHNEIDERMAN RESIGNATION AND CHOICE OF RELACEMENT

Modified: May 8, 2018 9:44am

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Date: 
5/8/18

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the difficult choice now facing the NYS Legislature as they decide on a replacement: 

 

“Like others, I was shocked to read the multiple, credible allegations against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Violence against women can never be tolerated and his resignation is wholly appropriate.  The upcoming decision facing the Assembly and Senate on the replacement of New York’s Attorney General is an incredibly important one. The Attorney General is the people’s lawyer as well as the sheriff of Wall Street. Now is not the time for the legislature to pick an Albany insider but to choose a highly-qualified individual who has the integrity to fight for the values of all New Yorkers. The issues facing New York and our country dictate that the legislature makes a decision that is best for all of us, not just a few political insiders. On behalf of all Erie County residents and my fellow New Yorkers I hope they will choose wisely.”

 

 

 

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