ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, adding the most powerful Democratic voices yet to calls for the governor to leave office in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and groping.
They said in a joint statement Friday that tackling the COVID-19 “crisis requires sure and steady leadership” and that it's become clear Cuomo has “lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York.”
Both had earlier said an independent investigation into the allegations against Cuomo was essential.
Read the full statement below:
“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”