Calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation abounded Tuesday in light of a report that concluded the Democratic leader had engaged in sexual harassment against multiple women — various Democratic politicians, including several governors, said that Cuomo should step down.
“The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday at a press conference. “Specifically, the investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.”
In a joint statement, the Democratic governors of four states said that their fellow Democratic governor should resign.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee declared in their statement: “We are appalled at the findings of the independent investigation by the New York Attorney General. Governor Cuomo should resign from office.”
The governors were just some of the Democratic voices among a chorus calling for Cuomo’s resignation. President Joe Biden also expressed his belief that the governor should step down.