In a statement released Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared flatly that NY State Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign or be impeached due to an investigation concluding that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.
“It is beyond clear that Andrew Cuomo is not fit to hold office and can no longer serve as Governor,” the statement reads. “He must resign, and if he continues to resist and attack the investigators who did their jobs, he should be impeached immediately.”
Other NY Democrat leaders piled on. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also called for the Governor to resign Tuesday: “I do believe he should resign,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill.
New York Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-NY), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Greg Meeks (D-NY) also said Cuomo should “do the right thing for the people of New York State and resign.”
A defiant Cuomo rejected the findings of the report. “The facts are much different than what has been portrayed. I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” he stated on Tuesday. “That is just not who I am or who I have ever been.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James asserts otherwise, announcing that her investigation “revealed conduct that corrodes the very fabric and character of our state government and shines light on injustice that can be present at the highest level of government.”