Democratic legislative leaders released the following statement regarding Republican Sen. Amy Volk’s response to the governor’s most recent behavior, and the concerns they raise about his capacity to lead:

“We were heartened to see that Sen. Volk recognizes the severity of the problem presented by the governor’s current state, whether it is caused, as she puts it, ‘by substance abuse, mental illness or just ignorance.’ However, we want to make one thing clear: Censure is not an option. The governor has displayed behavior that indicates he is not in control of himself and is unfit to carry out the serious duties of his office. That is the fundamental problem, and it can only be resolved by his stepping down from office. ”

Democratic leaders on Saturday sent a letter to top Republicans in the Legislature, urging them to take the necessary steps to hold the governor accountable.

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