Several lawmakers have already issued calls Tuesday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step down from his post after state Attorney General Letitia James released a report that states the governor sexually harassed at least 11 women while he’s been in office.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer put together a joint statement along with New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, renewing their previous calls for Cuomo to resign as governor.
“Today’s report from the New York state attorney general substantiated and corroborated the allegations of the brave women who came forward to share their stories — and we commend the women for doing so,” Schumer and Gillibrand went on to say in their joint statement.
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— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) August 3, 2021
Mayor Bill DeBlasio also renewed his sharp criticism of Cuomo in a statement following the attorney general’s report, calling the conduct it outlinde about the governor “very troubling” and “unacceptable.”
“I’ve been very clear about the fact that what we’ve seen is disqualifying. I’ll look at this report and have more to say, but [it’s] very, very troubling and painful to hear that accounting of a powerful person treating people that way,” the New York mayor stated.
New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik was one of the first to release a statement, requesting President Joe Biden to make the call for Cuomo to step down as governor.
“No one is above the law and today justice must be served. Governor Cuomo must resign and be arrested immediately,” Stefanik then wrote.
Stefanik was one of the first members of a public office in December to call for an independent investigation into at least 11 allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault relating to the governor’s reported conduct.
And, true to his stubborn nature, Cuomo is still refusing to resign, despite the fact that it’s pretty much been proven he did indeed sexually harass these women.
“I welcome the opportunity for a full and fair review by a judge and jury,” the governor said.
This guy is so corrupt and wicked. Not only does he allegedly sexually harass women, he’s also responsible for the deaths of thousands of elderly folks in nursing homes. He needs to be punished for both and that certainly includes resigning as governor.