Rep. Higgins on bishop’s statement: ‘You don’t need a task force, you need a strike force.’

The Buffalo News

August 26, 2018

By Mark Sommer

Too little, too late.

That was the view of two leading critics of Bishop Richard J. Malone’s handling of the sex abuse scandal after he refused to resign Sunday and put forward remedies for the diocese to move forward.

“I believe the only appropriate course of action in light of the investigation, and the facts that have been revealed, is for the bishop to resign and allow a new leader to commence the reforms that need to be done,” said Paul L. Snyder III, chief executive officer of the Snyder Corp., echoing an earlier call.

“It’s an extraordinarily disappointing day in the history of our diocese,” he said.

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, also reiterated that Malone needs to resign.

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