Following an investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, numerous people including many Democrats are calling on him to resign.
The entire New York delegation of Democrats wants him to step down.
The Hill reports:
Entire NY Democratic congressional delegation now calling for Cuomo’s resignation
The entire Democratic congressional delegation of New York has called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign after an independent investigation by the state attorney general’s office found he had sexually harassed multiple women.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) and Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) issued a statement Tuesday, saying “the time is right” for Cuomo to resign after an investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women.
“The office of Attorney General Tish James conducted a complete, thorough and professional investigation of the disturbing allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo,” Jeffries, Meeks and Suozzi said.
“We commend the brave women who came forward and spoke truth to power. The time has come for Governor Andrew Cuomo to do the right thing for the people of New York State and resign,” the congressmen said.
The New York Post agrees:
The Post says: Andrew Cuomo has to go — right now
It’s time for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do one honorable thing: step down. If he refuses, lawmakers should remove him. Pronto.
The case for his departure — whether voluntary or forced — was clear long before state Attorney General Letitia James released her damning report Tuesday. Now there’s no longer any excuse for delay.
Even Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who oversees impeachment proceedings but who has until now practically broken his back trying to protect the gov, admitted that Cuomo’s “conduct,” as outlined in James’ report, “would indicate someone who is not fit for office.” Heastie called the victims’ details “gut-wrenching” and said Cuomo has “lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority” and “can no longer remain in office.”
Even Joe Biden is calling on Cuomo to step down.
BREAKING: President Biden calls on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step down amid sexual harassment allegations. https://t.co/hPSZmEQGwS
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2021
Cuomo should do the right thing and resign.