Thursday, September 23

Calls raining down for Governor Cuomo to resign and impeach him in Albany

After the results of the investigation of the State Attorney General’s Office against Governor Andrew Cuomo for the accusations of sexual harassment against him were released, they immediately began to rain the orders for me to resign, including that of the two main leaders of the State Legislature.

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins ​​said in a statement that this report “highlights the unacceptable behavior of Governor Cuomo and his administration. As I said, when these disturbing allegations first came to light, the Governor must resign for the good of the state. Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been substantiated, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as Governor”.

Meanwhile, State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said: “The findings contained in the report are disturbing. The details provided by the victims are heartbreaking. Our hearts go out to all the people who have endured this horrible experience. The Governor’s conduct described in this report would indicate someone who is not fit for the position ”.

The organization ‘Make the Road NY’ (MRNY) also joined the call for Cuomo to leave office immediately.

“The report from the Attorney General’s office is clear: Governor Cuomo abused his power and violated federal and state laws. He stalked and harassed women. Created a hostile workplace and retaliated against staff. With this investigation now concluded, Governor Cuomo must resign immediately, “he said in a statement. Alenis Morel, Co-Executive Director of MRNY, adding that if he does not, “the Assembly must act quickly to impeach him. We support the survivors. We support women. Cuomo must go. “

Mayor De Blasio: “He must be prosecuted”

“It is very clear that Andrew Cuomo is unfit for office and can no longer serve as Governor. You must resign, and if you continue to resist and attack the researchers who did your job, it must be politically prosecuted immediately”Was the reaction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who throughout his term has maintained a confrontational relationship with Cuomo.

“My first thoughts are with the women who were subjected to this abhorrent behavior and their courage in stepping forward to share their stories. The Attorney General’s comprehensive and detailed report substantiates many disturbing cases of serious misconduct. Andrew Cuomo committed sexual assault and sexual harassment and intimidated a whistleblower. It is disqualifying, “added the president of the Big Apple.

And who also referred to the ‘Impeachment’ was the New York City Ombudsman Jumaane Williams, stating that Cuomo “has acted throughout his career with abusive impunity, but his shamelessness cannot be equated with immunity. He created a culture of abuse that he has long used to evade accountability, but creating that culture itself requires accountability. He cannot continue to serve as Governor and must immediately resign or be charged immediately. “

Other New York elected officials who joined the call were federal senators Kirsten Gillibrand Y Chuck Schumer, who issued a joint statement in which they stated: “As we have said before, the reported actions of the Governor were deeply disturbing, inappropriate and completely unacceptable. Today’s report from the State Attorney General upholds and corroborates the accusations of the brave women who came to share their stories, and we congratulate the women for doing so. “

“No elected official is above the law. The people of New York deserve better leadership in the governor’s office. We continue to believe that the Governor should resign ”, they conclude.

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