If the rebuking comments from AOC and other democrats like Jerry Nadler weren’t enough, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of new york have added their names to a growing list calling for the resignation of Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat Gov of New York.
Citing sexual assault claims against Cuomo, Nadler had said: “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,”
Now Schumer, the highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, has released a joint statement with Kirsten Gillibrand, calling for the resignation of Cuomo.
“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. 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.”
Cuomo has dug his heels into the ground, refusing to budge on the matter. He told the press on Friday.
“Serious allegations should be weighed seriously, right? That’s why they are called serious,” said Cuomo. “Politicians who don’t know a single fact but yet form a conclusion and an opinion are in my opinion reckless and dangerous.”
“People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth. Let the review procedure. I am not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians. I was elected by the people. Part of this is I am not part of the political club. And you know what? I’m proud of it,” he said.
Before Schumer and Gillibrand, the list of democrats sits at the following:
NY House Dems who have called for Gov Cuomo to resign:
Reps Kathleen Rice, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, Jerry Nadler, Grace Meng, Adriano Espaillat, Mondaire Jones, Antonio Delgado, Yvette Clarke, Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 12, 2021
Last week Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman released a joint statement:
“This week, the second sexual assault allegation and the sixth harassment allegation was leveled against Governor Cuomo. The fact that this latest report was so recent is alarming, and it raises concerns about the present safety and well-being of the administration’s staff. These allegations have all been consistent and highly-detailed, and there are also credible media reports substantiating their accounts.”
“Unfortunately, the Governor is not only facing the accusation that he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and assault. There is also the extensive report from the attorney general that found the Cuomo administration hid data on COVID-19 nursing home deaths from both the public and the state legislature,” the lawmakers continued. “As members of the New York delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, we believe these women, we believe the reporting, we believe the attorney general, and we believe the fifty-five members of the New York State legislature, including the State Senate Majority Leader, who have concluded that Governor Cuomo can no longer effectively lead in the face of so many challenges.” The Daily Wire posted