Dem New York State Senate Majority Leader Calls on Cuomo To Resign

New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) is calling for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign after two more women accused him of sexual harassment.

In a statement on Sunday, Stewart-Cousins said, “Every day there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government. We have allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment, the loss of credibility surrounding the Covid-19 nursing home data, and questions about the construction of a major infrastructure project.”

“New York is still in the midst of this pandemic and is still facing the societal, health, and economic impacts of it. We need to govern without daily distraction. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign,” she added.

The state’s Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D) also released a statement where he said, “I too share the sentiment of Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins regarding the Governor’s ability to continue to lead this state.”

“We have many challenges to address, and I think it is time for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York,” he added.

Cuomo faced calls for his resignation after three women accused him of sexual harassment.

However, Stewart-Cousins initially held off on calling for his resignation. On Thursday, she said, “Any further people coming forward, I think it would be time to resign.”

Over the weekend, two more women accused Cuomo of acting inappropriately. 

Stewart-Cousins is now the highest ranking official in the state to call for the governor’s resignation.

In a press call on Sunday before Stewart-Cousins’ statement, Cuomo shot down calls for his resignation, “I was elected by the people of the state… I’m not going to resign because of allegations.”

“There is no way I resign,” he added.

Cuomo previously denied that he knowingly acted inappropriately and suggested that his accusers misinterpreted his comments, as IJR reported.

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it,” he said during a press conference on Wednesday. “I feel awful about it. And frankly, I am embarrassed by it.”

Still, he maintained that he “never touched anyone inappropriately.”

Responses

  1. Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, no wonder the city and state need to be bailed out with Covid stimulus money. It would be nice to get a look at her finances and where the money came from.

  2. C’mon man, Democrats are never held accountable. What ever happened to the accusations against Mad King Robinette?? What did Schumer say? “Women have to be listened to … the allegations of each of the women have to be taken seriously.” Unless, of course, they were made against the Mad King.

  3. Trump raped a women in a dressing room at a department store. Nobody says anything, they expect that from Trump. He could shoot someone and get away with it remember? Cuomo asked a woman for a kiss, put his hand on someones lower back, asked someone if they had a boyfriend, etc. This puts the government in turmoil? If the tables were turned nobody would find it alarming. Certain people on IJR use language that is way worse. Maybe Pence was right, never be alone with a woman in the room.

    1. donna… trump isn’t cuomo… you do realize this dont cha…. don’t be an idiot

      1. dixter….That’s what I’m talking about and it makes it even more wrong. The President is NOT above the law. Trump is accused of RAPE, and never resigned.

    2. “Trump raped a women in a dressing room at a department store.” Bull shite!! You must be one of those gullible Democrats that believes everything you see on Dem. state media. Give that crap a rest.

  4. Cuomo is only their latest distraction to keep their other heinous actions buried from public view. HR1, 1.9 covid bill and the border are WAY more important but let’s concentrate on Cuomo and his perversions!??? Freakin Demorats!

  5. he doesn’t need to resign… you need to arrest him and put him in prison for killing 15K people… why is he still walking around…

    1. If you have evidence that Cuomo killed 15K people, WHY have you not turned it over to the NY Attorney General?

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