Democrats Turn on NY Governor Cuomo After Attorney General Report on Sexual Harassment
Democrats turned on New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo following the release of an investigation by New York State Attorney General Letitia James over sexual harassment claims made against the governor.
The investigation, “Report of Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Governor Andrew Cuomo,” is 165 pages and, “… alleges Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women, including employees, through unwanted behaviors that ranged from explicit comments to touching and kissing,” according to NBC News.
Responding to the report influential Democrats including President Biden called for Cuomo to resign.
Calls for Cuomo to step down came from both local and national Democrat politicians.
President Biden said Cuomo should resign.
.@kaitlancollins asks about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: "Are you now calling on him to resign?"
President Biden: "Yes."
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— CSPAN (@cspan) August 3, 2021
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released a statement.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went further by calling for Cuomo to resign and to be prosecuted.
#BREAKING: Mayor Bill de Blasio mocks Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "slick video," calling it "ridiculous" and "an embarrassment," and calls for the governor's resignation and prosecution. pic.twitter.com/TzOrJR1BQs
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 4, 2021
In response, Cuomo released a video where he denied wrongdoing.
Despite the mounting pressure, it’s doubtful Cuomo will step down.
Most likely, Cuomo is hoping the storm will blow over as it has with other prominent Democrats that get caught in scandals.