Democrats in Congress call on Cuomo to step down amid sexual harassment findings

The calls follow a report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday that found the governor sexually harassed 11 women.

8/3/2021 9:52:00 PM

Democratic members of Congress call on NY Gov. Cuomo to resign, following investigation by the state attorney general’s office that found Cuomo sexually harassed almost a dozen women, including employees in his office, and violated state and federal laws.

The calls follow a report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday that found the governor sexually harassed 11 women.

that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, nine of whom are current and former state employees — and one of whom is a New York state trooper."None of them welcomed it and all of them found it uncomfortable," New York Attorney General Letitia James told reporters Tuesday.

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Shortly after the report was released, Cuomo denied the claims. In a lengthy statement, in which hein order to respond, Cuomo said, “I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”

Democratic members of the New York congressional delegation also made a renewed call for Cuomo to resign.The report is"deeply disturbing, clear and thorough,"including Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said after the release of the findings.

"For the good of New York State, Andrew Cuomo must resign," they said.James' investigators detailed in graphic terms accusations of harassment by Cuomo, including making sexual comments and grabbing women.Cuomo is accused of"a pattern of inappropriate conduct" with a staff member described as"Executive Assistant #1," which included kissing her on the lips at least once, grabbing her buttocks during hugs, asking multiple times about whether she had cheated or would cheat on her husband and once reaching under her blouse and grabbing her breast, according to the report.

"It is beyond clear that Andrew Cuomo is not fit to hold office and can no longer serve as Governor," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement."He must resign, and if he continues to resist and attack the investigators who did their jobs, he should be impeached immediately.”

Cuomo, a Democrat in his third term, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing since allegations against him were first made public this year.In March, President Joe Biden said Cuomo should resign if the investigation into his conduct confirmed allegations of sexual harassment against him.

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Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including employees, New York attorney general findsThe governor has denied touching anyone inappropriately, but has acknowledged that he may have acted in ways that made people feel uncomfortable. He should be removed from office immediately. Al franken Where is metoo?Cancel culture? The police?

NY AG probe finds Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women