Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts characterized former Assemblyman Neil Cohen, who just resigned his seat amid allegations that he stored child pornography on a legislative office computer, as a legislator whose potentially great legacy has been felled by an alleged personal flaw.
“The allegations made against Assemblyman Cohen, if true, are sad and indefensible,” wrote Roberts. “Assemblyman Cohen was a respected legislator who dedicated his life to the State House and whose legacy would have been great. Unfortunately, all of that will now be forever overshadowed. While law enforcement reviews these allegations, we sincerely hope that he receives the help he desperately needs.”