Shaun Donovan Calls on Scott Stringer to Resign as City Comptroller, Drop out of Mayoral Contest

Shaun Donovan Calls on Scott Stringer to Resign as City Comptroller, Drop out of Mayoral Contest

NYC Mayoral Candidate Shaun Donovan speaks during Press conference on the rise of attacks against Asian Americans at NAN Headquarters. – New York, NY – March 18, 2021 (Shutterstock)

NEW YORK, NY — Today, in light of the recent allegations of sexual misconduct brought against New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, former Obama-Biden administration Housing Secretary and Budget Director Shaun Donovan has called for Comptroller Stringer to resign from public office and rescind his candidacy for Mayor. “The allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct brought against Comptroller Stringer are credible, profoundly disturbing, and deeply disappointing. With public service comes public trust, and in light of these accusations, it is clear that Mr. Stringer has broken that trust both as a fellow public servant and a prospective candidate to lead our city,” said NYC Mayoral Candidate Shaun Donovan. “When presented with allegations against Governor Cuomo, Mr. Stringer stated that ‘we must have zero tolerance for sexual harassment, and we must end the pervasive culture of abuse in positions of power.’ I agreed with his statement then, and I agree with it now. As a man who has occupied positions of power, I know there is no such thing as a consensual relationship between a person in power and an intern. I commend Jean Kim’s courage to come forward and share her story. And part of supporting Jean Kim is to amplify her voice, and I do so by joining her call for Mr. Stringer to resign his office and withdraw his candidacy for Mayor immediately.”

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