Biden: Cuomo should resign if investigation confirms claims

Clay Curtis
March 17, 2021

The view that Cuomo must go has been taken up by many of New York's most visible Democratic politicians. His father, Mario Cuomo, also served as governor of the state from 1983 to 1994. "It's also up to the legislature and others in NY to determine if he still has the confidence of the people in the state".

Andrew Cuomo's sexual misconduct allegations have gone yet another day without comment from Vice President Kamala Harris, who had been a crusader for sexual assault survivors as recently as 2018, during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. "None of that adds to his negotiating position".

Schwartz acknowledged making the calls but said he did so as a 30-year friend of Cuomo and did not discuss vaccines in the conversations.

"It's not everyday that you and your colleagues demand the head of your party to step down and proceed with a negotiation", Hoylman, who chairs the Senate's judiciary committee and sits on its finance committee, said.

The three-term governor has rejected calls for his resignation and has asked New Yorkers to await the results of the investigation, which is led by NY attorney general Letitia James. "I also think it speaks to why so many of us are concerned with these swirling scandals and the ability for the executive to manage this situation". They have full subpoena power and will document their findings in a public report. Cuomo's allies report that he is embittered at how quickly his fellow Democrats have turned on him. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has called for Mr. Cuomo to resign, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced an impeachment investigation into the governor's conduct.

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'Weaponizing a claim of sexual harassment for personal political gain or to achieve notoriety can not be tolerated, ' one version of the letter read, according to the New York Times.

Cuomo has insisted he won't let himself be distracted and he won't resign.

At his event at the Long Island vaccination site Monday, from which reporters were barred, ostensibly because of COVID-19 restrictions, the governor didn't address the scandal but did speak generally of comebacks in the face of adversity.

While the White House said it is allowing the investigations to guide their decisions, many prominent Democrats have already called for Cuomo to resign.

"The question is what you do when you get knocked on your rear end". Pulling late hours, the New York State Assembly and the New York Senate approved a budget proposal on Monday that included a mobile sports betting industry where multiple operators would be allowed to open for business in the Empire State.

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