New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is receiving calls for his resignation as more women come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment, even from members of his own party.
Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) joined calls for Cuomo to step down, citing the bravery of the women publicly accusing the governor of sexual impropriety, and arguing that Cuomo has “lost the confidence of the people of New York.”
“The bravery individuals have shown in coming forward to share their experiences with Governor Cuomo is inspiring, and I stand with them in support. The repeated accusations against the governor, and the manner in which he has responded to them, have made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point,” Nadler said in a statement. “Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York. Governor Cuomo must resign.”
Read my statement calling for the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo. pic.twitter.com/JyZntu9HJS— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) March 12, 2021
Other members of the New York delegation in Congress also joined calls for Cuomo's resignation.
BREAKING: House Judiciary Cmte. Chairman Nadler, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Bowman, Velazquez, Meng, Espaillat, Maloney call on NY Gov. Cuomo to resign. pic.twitter.com/R0x00cFFob— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 12, 2021
Upwards of 6 women have publicly accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct, and one charge was referred to state law enforcement. An investigation by the New York Attorney General into the claims made against Cuomo, which he agreed to comply with, is currently underway. The governor made clear that he has no intention of resigning, as of yet.