President Biden called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign on Tuesday after a sexual harassment report by the New York Attorney General against the governor.
Biden joined prominent Democrats from New York state in calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
11 women, including a state trooper assigned as Cuomo’s security, have accused him of sexual harassment. The investigation on Cuomo was conducted by two independent lawyers after an initial complaint in December 2020.
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Earlier in the day, Sen. Schumer and Sen. Gillibrand released a joint statement calling on Cuomo to resign:
Schumer, Gillibrand Joint Statement on Governor Cuomo
Washington, D.C. - Following their call for resignation in March, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following joint statement:
“As we have said before, the reported actions of the Governor were profoundly disturbing, inappropriate and completely unacceptable. 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.
“The New York State Attorney General has conducted an independent, thorough and professional investigation that found the Governor violated state and federal law, had a pattern of sexually harassing current and former employees, retaliated against at least one of the accusers and created a hostile work environment.
“No elected official is above the law. The people of New York deserve better leadership in the governor’s office. We continue to believe that the Governor should resign.”
Members of the state legislature and officials in New York City have also asked Cuomo to resign immediately.