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Democratic governors urge Cuomo to resign

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A number of Democratic governors have joined the chorus from both parties to call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after a report by state attorney general revealed that the Democratic governor had sexually harassed 11 women.

“We are appalled at the findings of the independent investigation by the New York Attorney General. Governor Cuomo should resign from office,” Govs. Tom Wolf, Phil Murphy, Ned Lamont and Dan McKee said in a joint statement.

On Tuesday, the New York state Attorney General Letitia James released a bombshell report showing that Cuomo had groped, kissed or made “suggestive” comments to 11 women in violation of the law.

The report prompted local prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation and reignited calls for Cuomo to resign or be impeached.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden also urged the Democratic governor to step down

“I think he should resign,” the president told reporters at the White House hours after the results of the investigation were published.

Cuomo, however, has denied the accusations and made clear he has no plans to resign.

In a recorded statement after the findings of the five-month independent inquiry were unveiled, he noted that “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” making clear that he still has no intention of stepping down.


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