Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – In response to the former legislators pleading guilty today, Speaker Scott K. Saiki said:
"The actions taken by former Senator Kalani English and former Representative Ty
Cullen were shocking and deeply disturbing. They were criminal.
Elected officials are entrusted by their constituents to represent their community's interests. The former legislators used their positions for their personal gain. Their actions have tainted any legislation they may have worked on, as well as the entire Legislature.
I am committed to doing everything in my power as Speaker of the House of Representatives to rebuild integrity and trust in our legislative process."