Palumbo Not Surprised By Schneiderman Abuse Allegations

Statement from Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk)
May 9, 2018

“Unfortunately, I’m not surprised by the deeply-troubling allegations of abusive, misogynistic and violent behavior leveled against Former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in this week’s New Yorker article. His entire career has been riddled with opportunistic moves to get him politically positioned to move up and he never displayed a true desire to be New York’s top prosecutor.

“By way of example, a few years ago Schneiderman attended a rally to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 as the sitting attorney general—an event that had nothing to do with his position. Clearly, this was a political stunt to garner votes in New York City and set him up to eventually run for governor.

“As a former prosecutor myself, when this type of arrogance is exhibited by a person in power who is only concerned with moving into a higher position, I believe their deception knows no boundaries.

“When you juxtapose the fact that he not only abused, caused two of his victims to allegedly seek medical attention, gave countless lectures about the president’s womanizing, and his self-proclamation as the #MeToo champion, it demonstrates unmitigated proof that Schneiderman is a true sociopath.

“I applaud the women who bravely came forward to report these heinous crimes and look forward to working with my legislative colleagues to appoint a new attorney general who will exhibit the conduct and integrity befitting this crucially important post.”