Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the majority of New York’s U.S. congressmembers have now called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign as investigations continue into multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, as well as his cover-up of thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. This is Senator Gillibrand.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “Because of the multiple credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it’s clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners, as well as the people of New York. That’s why I believe that the governor has to resign.”
President Biden, who himself has been accused of sexual assault, said Sunday he is waiting to see the outcome of ongoing investigations. Meanwhile, The Washington Post is reporting Cuomo ally and New York’s “vaccine czar” Larry Schwartz has been contacting county officials to determine their loyalty to Cuomo amid the mounting scandals. One person contacted by Schwartz filed notice of an impending ethics complaint and feared their response could impact their county’s vaccine supply.