In New York State, it has become rather apparent that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s political career is quickly coming to an end…even if he refuses to go along quietly.
Cuomo was already saddled with a tragic controversy from the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, in which the Empire State lawmaker decided to send overflow COVID patients into New York’s nursing home system…where a vast majority of the population would be comprised of “at risk” individuals.
Then, just as the nation learned that Cuomo had used intimidation tactics to try and coverup the damage done by that decision, a number of women came forward in quick succession to accuse the governor of sexual harassment and abuse.
Now, with authorities in New York having stated bluntly that Cuomo did indeed commit a crime, some of the Democratic Party’s most powerful individuals are going out of their way to force the governor to resign.
Both of New York’s US senators called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment months ago. After Letitia James, the state’s attorney general, released the results of an investigation Tuesday, they were joined by dozens more Democrats—including President Biden. The president, who said in March that Cuomo should resign and potentially face prosecution if the allegations were confirmed, said Tuesday that the Democratic governor should step down, the Hill reports. James’ investigation concluded that Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 state employees, created a “hostile work environment.” and retaliated against at least one of his accusers. The governor denied James’ findings hours after the report was released.
Madam Speaker was of a similar opinion.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign after New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) said an investigation showed he sexually harassed and inappropriately touched multiple women.
Pelosi said in a statement:
Under Attorney General Letitia James, a comprehensive and independent investigation into the allegations against Governor Cuomo has been completed.
As always, I commend the women who came forward to speak their truth.
Recognizing his love of New York and the respect for the office he holds, I call upon the Governor to resign.
Cuomo was defiant earlier on Tuesday, suggesting that he would continue in his role as governor no matter how heavy the calls for his resignation became.