Amid Allegations Governor Wolf Calls on State Senator Daylin Leach to Resign

Governor Tom Wolf has called on fellow Democrat, State Senator Daylin Leach, to resign due to the allegations from former staffers detailed today on The allegations include lewd speech and improper touching. One former staffer claims she was told to avoid being in an elevator alone with him.

Leach represents the 17th Senatorial District, which includes West Conshohocken and Plymouth Township.

The statement from Wolf reads:

This disturbing behavior is absolutely unacceptable. Senator Leach should resign. While he has been a leader on important policy issues, this conduct cannot be excused.

As I have said previously, this is not a partisan issue. The lack of adequate structure for victims to report this type of behavior and feel protected is inexcusable, and underscores that Harrisburg’s culture must change.

Leaders in the General Assembly, Republican and Democrat, must commit to real reform that protects victims.

Leach also released a statement denying the allegations, which was published in full by In it he blamed a “deep sea investigations” by his political opponents.

Here is how Twitter reacted today: