Andrew Cuomo is being called to resign his position as The Governor OF The State of New York, according to ABC7
Seven women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment.
“It’s not that Cuomo spares men in his orbit from his trademark bullying and demeaning behavior,” Bakeman wrote.
“But the way he bullies and demeans women is different.”
One of the most remarkable and telling things about the stories that are coming out is that they are SO EERILY SIMILAR. "Then he grabbed me in a kind of dance pose. … I was like, Don’t touch me. Everybody was watching.” https://t.co/JezGEsrWKI
— Jessica Bakeman (@jessicabakeman) March 12, 2021
Cuomo denies the claims.
16 out of 19 House Democrats in New York’s delegation want him to resign.
“Politicians who don’t know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous,” Cuomo said.
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Governor Cuomo was recently seen outside the governor’s mansion covered in a blanket.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.
“Confronting and overcoming the COVID crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct,” New York’s two U.S. senators said in a joint statement.
“Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”
“I did not do what is alleged, period,” Cuomo said.
“I can tell you as a former attorney general who has gone through this situation many times there are often many motivations when making an allegations,” he said.
“There are now two reviews underway,” Cuomo said. “No one wants them to happen more quickly and more thoroughly than I do.”
“People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth,” Cuomo said. “I am not going to resign.”
“Part of this is, is because I am not part of the club, and I am proud of it,” the governor added.
“After two accounts of sexual assault, four accounts of harassment, the Attorney General’s investigation finding the Governor’s admin hid nursing home data from the legislature & public, we agree with the 55+ members of the New York State legislature that the Governor must resign,” Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter.
After two accounts of sexual assault, four accounts of harassment, the Attorney General’s investigation finding the Governor’s admin hid nursing home data from the legislature & public, we agree with the 55+ members of the New York State legislature that the Governor must resign. pic.twitter.com/jV5dwtuVPr
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 12, 2021
“The repeated accusations against the governor, and the manner in which he has responded to them, have made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point,” Nadler said.
“The recent allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against the Governor are beyond troubling and describe a disturbing pattern of behavior that also now includes a potentially criminal act,” they wrote. The gravity of these claims makes it clear to us that the Governor cannot lead the state while faithfully responding to multiple investigations.”
This is especially true in light of the impending state budget deadline, the need to continue guiding the state through the pandemic, and the fragility of the state’s economic recovery. The New York State Constitution demands that if the Governor is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office of Governor, the Lieutenant-Governor shall act as the Governor until the inability shall cease.'”
“We call on the Governor to step aside at least until such time that the Attorney General’s investigation is complete. We are confident that the Lieutenant Governor will ably serve the people of New York.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “The governor must resign.”
“He can no longer do the job.”
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He came out with his statement after several prominent members of New York’s congressional delegation are joined in the calls for him to resign.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Grace Meng, Mondaire Jones, Jerry Nadler and Jamal Bowman all added their voices to the recent chorus demanding the governor step down amid sexual harassment allegations and the nursing home data scandal.
The calls for Cuomo’s resignation grow louder every day, and 121 members of the state Assembly and Senate have said publicly they believe Cuomo can no longer govern and should quit office now, according to a tally by The Associated Press. The count includes 65 Democrats and 56 Republicans.
Cuomo’s support in the state Senate was especially thin. Roughly two thirds of its members have called for the Democrat’s resignation, including Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
The top Democrat in the state Assembly, Speaker Carl Heastie, released a statement Thursday authorizing a committee to begin an impeachment investigation.
“After meeting with the Assembly Majority Conference today, I am authorizing the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation, led by Chair Charles D. Lavine, to examine allegations of misconduct against Governor Cuomo,” he said. “The reports of accusations concerning the governor are serious. The committee will have the authority to interview witnesses, subpoena documents and evaluate evidence, as is allowed by the New York State Constitution. I have the utmost faith that Assemblymember Lavine and the members of the committee will conduct an expeditious, full and thorough investigation. This inquiry will not interfere with the independent investigation being conducted by Attorney General James.”