NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Nearly 60 Democrats Call for Cuomo to Resign
Nearly 60 Democratic members of the New York State Legislature have called for the resignation of Cuomo.
CNBC reports that on Thursday, March 11, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for the resignation of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Bill de Blasio joins nearly 60 Democratic members of the New York State Legislature. There have been multiple calls for Governor Cuomo to resign after various allegations of sexual harassment and reports of covering up COVID-19 deaths.
According to CNBC, Mayor de Blasio said in a recent press conference, “It is disgusting to me, and he can no longer serve as governor.” He went on to add, "The specific allegation that the governor called an employee of his, someone who he had power over, called them to a private place and then sexually assaulted her is absolutely unacceptable to me."
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, 59 Democratic members of the New York State Legislature sent a joint letter that suggests Cuomo has admitted to inappropriate behavior, according to CNBC. The letter said, "He has lost the confidence of the public and the state legislature, rendering him ineffective in this time of most urgent need." and later added, "It is time for Governor Cuomo to resign."
During a press conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he will not resign. Gov. Cuomo has now had multiple women accuse him of sexual harassment. Cuomo said he felt awful about the way he made people feel and that he is embarrassed by it.
Cuomo was accused by former aide Lindsey Boylan of kissing her without consent. Another former aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused Cuomo of sexual harassment as well. Anna Ruch accused Cuomo of touching her lower back and face, as well as asking to kiss her at a wedding. We reported on March 1, 2021, that Cuomo said he was sorry his playful jokes were misinterpreted as flirting. Most recently, another employee has accused Cuomo of sexual assault.