The entire Democratic congressional delegation of New York has called on Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoBriahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Chris Cuomo: Suspension from CNN 'embarrassing' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's pre-debate COVID-19 test sparks criticism MORE (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 JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesWith Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps Will media portrayals of Rittenhouse lead to another day in court? The real 'threat to democracy'? Pols who polarize us with their opinions MORE (N.Y.) and Reps. Gregory MeeksGregory Weldon MeeksThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Democrats ask what went wrong on Election Day On The Money — Presented by Citi — Pelosi plays hardball with Manchin Pelosi presses ahead on vote without Manchin buy-in MORE (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.
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 SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats wrangle to keep climate priorities in spending bill Coons says White House could impose border fee for carbon-intensive products The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The omicron threat and Biden's plan to beat it MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandEx-officials voice deep concerns over new Pentagon UFO unit Paid leave advocates ramping up the pressure on Manchin and Schumer Gillibrand, bipartisan lawmakers push to keep military justice overhaul in NDAA MORE (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.