New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is standing increasingly alone as he clings to power, turning himself into the victim of the Sexual Harassment Investigation Friday in the face of overwhelming Democratic calls for him to step aside instead of engaging in the kind of self-reflection this moment demands.
Support is slipping for New York’s governor. Several high-ranking Democrats are joining calls for Andrew Cuomo to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and that his administration under-reported COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was spotted draped in a blanket and clutching a bottle as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on him to resign amid sexual harassment allegations. Cuomo held a bottle of Saratoga Spring Water as he walked on the grounds of the New York State Executive Mansion on Friday.
A growing number of women have come forward to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, unwanted touching, and inappropriate behavior, he is facing mounting pressure from members of his own party — including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — to resign.
“There is no way I resign,” Cuomo said last week. The governor has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct. He is up for re-election in 2022.
US President Joe Biden has urged people to wait for the results of an inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Asked whether Mr. Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, should resign, Mr. Biden said: “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us.”