The following is a statement by the Chemung County Democratic Committee, regarding the misconduct of Congressman Tom Reed:
The Chemung County Democratic Committee considers the accusations of sexual misconduct by Congressman Reed to be deeply disturbing. These allegations, compounded by the claim that the Congressman was intoxicated at the time of the incident, demand immediate action.
The Congressman has accepted his “ownership of his past actions,” and apologized to the victim of his misconduct; yet, he ran for two elections since the incident he now acknowledges took place, without ever disclosing it, nor his addiction, which we feel is a betrayal of the trust of the citizens of the 23rd Congressional district.
As Mr. Reed has repeatedly called for the resignation of others accused of lesser misconduct, we now demand that the Congressman resign his office.