House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey:
“I am shocked by the allegations contained in the Federal indictment. Sadly, they cast a shadow over the entire legislative process, and for that reason I am sure that Speaker Donovan will cooperate fully with the investigation. It is imperative that the investigation be thorough and completed as rapidly as possible.”
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, said the charges require Donovan to act quickly to save his political skin.
“These are extraordinarily serious allegations and I think quite frankly they’re quite shocking. Obviously there is a federal investigation ongoing, but the speaker has to come out clearly and answer any all questions.”