Governor would urge resignation if guilty
10:49 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Gabryszak draws Cuomo's ire in harassment case

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Saturday to deliver toys and clothes donated by state employees at the Lydia T. Wright School, but reporters questions centered around the latest Albany scandal involving a Western New York lawmaker.

In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against Cheektowaga Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak filed in a complaint Friday by three former female staffers, Cuomo stressed that those in elective office need to be held to a higher standard.

Governor Cuomo at Lydia T. Wright School
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

"Sexual harassment is all too common in occupations all across the board. It is a societal problem." Cuomo went on to say, "I like to believe that we hold elected officials to a higher standard, and we will not tolerate this behavior if true. It has not place in state government."

When asked specifically about Gabryszak, the Governor was blunt. He declared, "I think he should resign."

So far, there has been no public comment from assemblyman Gabryszak nor his office.