New York Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer have joined a long list of lawmakers in calling for their state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, to resign amid mounting allegations of inappropriate conduct.
“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership,” a joint statement read.
“We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. 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.”
Schumer, the Senate majority leader, is the highest-ranking Democratic official to call for Cuomo’s resignation. More than half of the 19 members of New York’s House delegation have called for Cuomo’s resignation, and a majority of the state assembly has as well.
In a statement Friday evening, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., stopped short of calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
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