Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino in an online video Thursday reignited a GOP-backed call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

At issue for Astorino is the series of sexually harassment scandals that have plagued the state Assembly under Silver’s leadership.

In the video, Astorino says the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption was “doomed” from the start because it wasn’t going to investigate Silver’s handling of the harassment cases.

“The Silver ‘story’ has supposedly moved on. But it remains a cancer eating at the soul of New York,” Astorino said. “Until a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Sheldon Silver’s action, Albany will remain unethical to its core.”

Silver and his office came under criticism for approving more than $100,000 in confidential settlement money to women who were sexually harassed by Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Silver has apologized for his handling of the case, but says no laws were broken by him or his office.

Astorino to Cuomo: Clean Up Albany; Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Silver from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.