Pennsylvania Governor and member of the Penn State Board of Trustees Tom Corbett spoke with the media Thursday afternoon about the ongoing investigation into Penn State and the child sex abuse charges that have rocked the campus.
On former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and former President Graham Spanier:
I was disappointed in their actions. I support the boards decision. Their actions cause me to not have confidence in their ability to lead.
On whether or not Joe Paterno will face criminal charges:
The Attorney General already said that Paterno would not be subject to criminal charges.
On what he said to the Board during the debate whether or not to fire Paterno and Spanier:
We must remember that 10-year-old child and those other children.
On the lack of oversight and abuse of power during the cover-up:
I''ve seen many instances where people of power believe they were beyond the law.
On how important it is for children to be protected:
When it comes to the safety of children, there can be no margin for error, no hesitation to act.
On Penn State employees working with charities like the one Jerry Sandusky worked with:
Relationships between outside charities and the university certainly have to be looked at.
On the students, Wednesday night's riots and how Penn State fans can show support moving forward:
Come together...you had student leaders come together earlier today on the steps of Old Main. Show solidarity with the victims. [Violent rioters are] Knuckleheads. You have a passion? Great. ...Violence is a knucklehead."