Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called on House Speaker Chris Donovan to offer a public explanation of what he knows about the conspiracy charges brought against Robert Braddock, his now former campaign finance director.

“These allegations are despicable,” Malloy said. “While I am encouraged that the Speaker is cooperating with the investigation, his position requires that he give our residents a full explanation of what he knows.”

“Allegations like this not only damage a campaign or a candidate, they also undermine citizen’s belief in their government’s ability to carry out its responsibilities,” Malloy added.