LANSING – Today, in response to new revelations regarding the Larry Nassar case, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh and Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr., both of East Lansing, issued the follow statement:

“It is clear that a lack of leadership amongst Michigan State University’s highest ranks allowed victims to suffer in silence for far too long.  We owe it to every survivor who had to endure this horrific torture to not only bring justice to the perpetrator, but also ensure that changes are made at the university to prevent this from ever happening again.  The current leadership of Michigan State University is clearly unable to handle that responsibility or help students and the university community rebuild.

“In order for the victims, our community and our state to truly heal and move forward, and to create a culture where all victims are heard, a change in leadership must be made. We call for the immediate resignation of MSU President Simon.  In addition to President Simon’s immediate removal, we continue to call on the legislature to exercise its oversight authority over the university until all those responsible are held accountable.”