The growing chorus of Democrats calling for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo reached the US Capitol Friday as Congress members Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said it’s time for the top Democrat to step-down from office.
“This week, the second sexual assault allegation and the sixth harassment allegation was leveled against Governor Cuomo. The fact that this latest report was so recent is alarming, and it raises concerns about the present safety and well-being of the administration’s staff. These allegations have all been consistent and highly-detailed, and there are also credible media reports substantiating their accounts,” Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, the Governor is not only facing the accusation that he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and assault. There is also the extensive report from the Attorney General that found the Cuomo administration hid data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths from both the public and the state legislature,” the statement said.
“As members of the New York delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, we believe these women, we believe the reporting, we believe the Attorney General, and we believe the fifty-five members of the New York State legislature, including the State Senate Majority Leader, who have concluded that Governor Cuomo can no longer effectively lead in the face of so many challenges.”
“Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York. Governor Cuomo must resign.”
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BREAKING NOW: Majority of NY State Legislators Call for Andrew Cuomo to Resign, Police Involved
The majority of legislators in New York State are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office after a sixth allegation of sexual assault was reported to police in the state capital of Albany.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s grip on power appeared increasingly threatened Thursday as a majority of state legislators called for his resignation and police in the state capital said they stood ready to investigate a groping allegation,” reports the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Majority of New York state legislators call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation amid sexual harassment allegations and nursing home scandal.
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“The Times Union of Albany reported Wednesday that an unidentified aide had claimed Cuomo reached under her shirt and fondled her after summoning her to his official residence late last year. Cuomo said he never touched anyone inappropriately,” adds the website.
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RANDY ANDY: Defiant Cuomo Tells Democrats ‘There is NO WAY I Resign!’
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo flat-out refused to resign over the weekend despite new allegations of inappropriate behavior from former staffers; saying “there is no way I resign” when asked by reporters.
“Every day there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government,” NY Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said in a statement. “New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign.”
“There is no way I resign,” Cuomo told reporters.
“They don’t override the people’s will, they don’t get to override elections,” he said. “I was elected by the people of New York state. I wasn’t elected by politicians.”
Listen to Cuomo’s comments above.