Schumer, Gillibrand call on Cuomo to resign

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 March 2021 at 6:09 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign.

They issued a joint statement this evening, urging the governor to step down following allegations of sexual harassment from six women.

“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership,” Schumer and Gillibrand said. “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.”

After the statement from Schumer and Gillibrand, Tom DiNapoli, the state comptroller, also Tweeted for Cuomo to resign.

“These allegations are extremely disturbing and are impairing Governor Cuomo’s ability to lead, as our state struggles through a crisis and must make critical budget decisions,” DiNapoli said. “It is time for him to step down.”