Entire NY Democratic congressional delegation now calling for Cuomo’s resignation
The entire Democratic congressional delegation of New York has called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign after an independent investigation by the state attorney general’s office found he had sexually harassed multiple women.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) and Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) issued a statement Tuesday, saying “the time is right” for Cuomo to resign after an investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women.
“The office of Attorney General Tish James conducted a complete, thorough and professional investigation of the disturbing allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo,” Jeffries, Meeks and Suozzi said.
“We commend the brave women who came forward and spoke truth to power. The time has come for Governor Andrew Cuomo to do the right thing for the people of New York State and resign,” the congressmen said.
— Tom Suozzi (@RepTomSuozzi) August 3, 2021
The statement came shortly after James’s office announced the results of the investigation, which found that Cuomo harassed several women, including people who worked in his office.
The report also found that the governor and his aides retaliated against at least one aide who came forward.
Most of the 19 Congressional Democrats previously called for Cuomo to resign in in March. At the time, Jeffries, Meeks, and Suozzi were the only three New York House Democrats who did not.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.) also called for Cuomo to resign at the time.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D) — who called for Cuomo to resign in March — renewed his call Tuesday.
“@NewYorkStateAG led a thorough & fair investigation. What I said in March stands. Governor Cuomo must resign,” Maloney said.
.@NewYorkStateAG led a thorough & fair investigation.
What I said in March stands.
Governor Cuomo must resign. https://t.co/uoHTP6iI1l
— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) August 3, 2021