Treasurer Torsella Calls on Senator Daylin Leach to Resign

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella today released a statement calling for the resignation of State Senator Daylin Leach:

“I agree with the recent letter from Montgomery County Democratic elected officials and party leaders that it is now time for Senator Leach to step down, for the reasons in that letter. In considering any serious allegation from all parties, whether those coming forward or those being accused, are entitled to a fair hearing and ‘due process’ before arriving at any judgment, and I have every confidence the pending Senate investigation will be thorough and transparent. But public officials are and should be held to a higher standard, and public office should not be the vehicle to resolve private grievances. I am especially troubled by a pattern of lashing out. Most recently this was seen in Senator Leach's reported comments threatening a potential loss of grant funding for the Lower Merion School District, and his earlier filing of an unusual defamation lawsuit against several women. This behavior is outrageous and completely inappropriate for a public official. Threatening a link between public funding decisions and political retribution is, as we all know, crossing a bright line. He should resign, and should he choose to run for reelection in 2020, I will oppose his renomination.”

Pennsylvania Treasurer, Joe Torsella

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