Bipartisan Calls For Gov. Cuomo’s Resignation Grow
A bipartisan chorus is rising as more and more legislators are calling for an investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.).
he Democrat governor, who has been facing harsh criticism for his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, is now facing several sexual assault allegations from former state employees.
In a statement released on Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the state legislature to immediately revoke the governor’s emergency powers.
This came as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a strong #MeToo advocate, said while a probe into the governor is pending, the decision is left up to the legislature.
“Everyone has a right to be heard and to be able to speak their truth and have it be investigated,” Gillibrand stated. “I think that is something we have to leave up to the legislature to decide if we want to do that.”
Also on Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for a probe into Cuomo, independent of the “individuals selected by the governor.” She is not the only New York Democrat calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
In a statement on Saturday, State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-N.Y.) said the assertions made by the former Cuomo aide “detail behavior that is unacceptable.” Biaggi went on to say she was “horrified by the comments,” noting they are the “epitome of a hostile work environment.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki also commented on the Biden administration’s position on the probe, adding that the allegations are serious and “should be reviewed.”
“When a person comes forward, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” Psaki stated. “Their voice shou….