Andrew Cuomo Harassment Scandal: Schumer & Gillibrand Call for Resignation

Senators Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) provide remarks on the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Manhattan, November 2020. (Andrew Kelly / Reuters)

Senate Bulk Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) on Friday required New york city guv Andrew Cuomo’s resignation amidst concurrent scandals including the guv’s mishandling of COVID clients in assisted living home throughout the pandemic and his subsequent coverup of the mishandling, in addition to 7 sexual-harassment accusations that have actually been made versus him.

“Confronting and overcoming the COVID crisis requires sure and steady leadership,” a joint declaration from the senators stated. 

“We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct,” the declaration includes. “Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.” 

Previously on Friday, Representatives Jerry Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Jamaal Bowman signed up with most of their fellow New york city Democrats in requiring the guv’s resignation.

“Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York. Governor Cuomo must resign,” Nadler, who is chairman of your home Judiciary Committee, composed in a declaration.

“After two accounts of sexual assault, four accounts of harassment, the Attorney General’s investigation finding the Governor’s [administration] hid nursing home data from the legislature & public, we agree with the 55+ members of the New York State legislature that the Governor must resign,” Ocasio-Cortez composed on Twitter, in a joint declaration with Bowman.

Require resignation likewise originated from Representatives Grace Meng, Mondaire Jones, Sean Patrick Maloney, Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Antonia Delgado, and Nydia Velazquez. Agent Kathleen Rice came out for Cuomo’s resignation on March 1.

One day previously, New york city State Assembly speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat from the Bronx, revealed that the body’s judiciary committee would open an impeachment questions into the guv’s conduct.

Nevertheless, since Friday Cuomo continued to preserve his innocence and declined to resign. He rebuked legislators who required him to step down as “reckless and dangerous.”

“I did not do what has been alleged, period,” Cuomo stated.

The installing require the guv to resign come one day after the Albany Times Union reported that a 6th lady had actually implicated the guv of sexual misbehavior.

A member of the executive chamber personnel, whose name the paper kept, states the guv “reached under her blouse and began to fondle her” in 2015 at the Executive Estate after she had actually been contacted us to do work, according to the report.

A source supposedly informed the paper that the lady, who is much more youthful than the 63-year-old guv, informed Cuomo to stop which her “broader allegations include that he frequently engaged in flirtatious behavior with her, and that it was not the only time that he had touched her.”

New york city attorney general of the United States Letitia James is performing an independent examination of the accusations. 

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.