Following is the last section of state Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer's statement to reporters, the portion he did not read at the news conference in his office:
I've repeatedly said that I'm not going to resign as state treasurer. After many hours of thought and meditation, I've made a decision that should not be an example to anyone else because it is unique to my situation.
Last May I told you that after the trial, I would give you the story of the decade. To those of you who are shallow the events of this morning will be that story. But to those of you with depth and concern, the real story will be what I hope and pray results from this morning - in the coming months and years, the development of a true justice system here in the United States.