Republican and Democratic lawmakers condemn Gov. Cuomo following criminal complaint
Politicians on both sides of the aisle are condemning former Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a criminal complaint was filed.
Among those speaking out is state Attorney General Letitia James, whose report exposed Cuomo and ultimately forced him to resign.
In a statement she wrote, "The criminal charges brought today against Mr. Cuomo...further validate the findings in our report.”
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said investigators found enough probable cause to present the evidence to the court.
Cuomo's legal and press relations teams are fighting back, calling the complaint politically motivated.
Spokesman Rich Azzopardi wrote, "This process reeks of Albany politics and perhaps worse."
Republican and Democrat lawmakers are calling it a dark day for the state.
"This is a step, an important step forward particularly for the Governor's victims," said state Assemblyman Colin Schmitt.
"It's really a sad day for the state of New York to have a former governor have a complaint filed against him," said state Assemblyman Tom Abinanti.
Cuomo is expected to appear in court on Nov. 17, according to the Albany Sheriff's Office.
Some of the state's biggest political names, including Gov. Kathy Hochul, state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have been noticeably quiet so far and haven't released any statements.