The US press has reported that Andrew Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by six women in recent weeks.
On Friday, many Democrats in the US House of Representatives joined those demanding the resignation of Como. Many have called on the governor to step down, which experts say could mark a turning point in the scandalous affair. Jerry Nadler, head of the House Judiciary Committee, said:
Como He lost the trust of New Yorkers. The ruler must resign. “.
The Democratic President of the New York General Assembly on Thursday instructed the Justice Committee to open a full investigation into a subpoena in Como’s trial. In a statement, Carl Hasty wrote: “I authorize the Commission on Public Judicial Affairs to initiate an impeachment investigation led by President Charles de Lavigne to investigate allegations of misconduct by Governor Como.”. Hasty described the accusations against the governor as serious.
Another case of harassment was reported
In recent weeks, six women have also accused the 63-year-old politician of sexual harassment. Last Thursday, the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York reported on a case in which Cuomo allegedly harassed a colleague at his residence last year.
According to the report, the woman was assigned to the governor’s house under the pretext of helping solve a problem with Como’s cell phone. Later, according to the article, the governor reached out under the woman’s blouse and started groping her even though her aide told her to stop. The case has already been investigated by the police.
They urge Cuomo to resign
On Thursday, nearly 60 New York lawmakers called on Cuomo to resign. It is formulated as follows: “The governor has lost the confidence of the public and the state legislature.”. They also wrote: “We have a vice-governor who can lead the city for the rest of the session. That would be better for New Yorkers at this critical time. It is time for Governor Cuomo to resign.”.
New York Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that in light of Como’s accusations “He can no longer act as governor.”And the
She described the recent allegations of harassment as “extremely disturbing.” However, the governor of New York, who is in his third term, is still not ready to resign. On Monday, Cuomo announced that he would not step down from his post under any circumstances.
A federal investigation against Como has also begun, with data on deaths withheld
Before the February harassment scandals, Prof. A federal investigation has also been opened against Como. Politicians and Democratic colleagues are suspected of hiding data from the public about the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes in New York. An aide to the governor earlier admitted that the data was embellished, fearing that Republicans and President Donald Trump could use it against them and the Democratic Party as a whole.