(TVNEWS.COM) Gov Cuomo apologized but insisted that the NY AG investigation saying he sexually harassed women and created a toxic work environment is inaccurate. He then played photos of himself kissing people and said he is bringing in a sexual harassment expert to train his staff.
Cuomo continues to insist that his unwanted advances were simply part of his Italian heritage and totally innocent. He blames his mother for his “innocent gestures”
This video is unbelievable and must be seen to be believed
Andrew Cuomo really thought this montage was a good idea pic.twitter.com/yTzzP9mdaD
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 3, 2021
A loud chorus of Democrats and progressives joined Republicans in calling on Cuomo to resign.
Mayor Deblasio said
“It is beyond clear that Andrew Cuomo is not fit to hold office and can no longer serve as Governor. He must resign, and if he continues to resist and attack the investigators who did their jobs, he should be impeached immediately.”
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) tweeted Tuesday after the news: “Time for Governor Cuomo to resign. There is no excuse, time is up.”:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told reporters that she found James’s report “deeply, deeply disturbing,” adding, “I do believe he should resign.”:
Local Democrat politicians also called for Cuomo to step down.
New York State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, chair of the Ethics and Internal Governance Committee, said if Cuomo does not resign, she will call on the state assembly to move to impeach him immediately:
New York City Council Member Brad Lander and Democrat nominee for NYC Comptroller tweeted, “Governor Cuomo should have resigned in March. He should resign now. If he does not, he should be impeached. If he is not, he should be defeated at the polls.”:
NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, chairman of the Cultural Affairs & Libraries Committee, also called for Cuomo to resign or be impeached:
Zephyr Teachout, who ran against Cuomo in 2014 and lost, tweeted, “If Andrew Cuomo doesn’t resign immediately, he should be impeached immediately. New York can’t function and provide the basic services of government with a dishonest, lawbreaking, toxic Governor.”:
Maya Wiley, who ran for New York City mayor, also called on Cuomo to resign:
The progressive New York Working Families Party also demanded he resign or be “removed” from office:
A smattering of progressive pundits and media figures also called for not only Cuomo to resign, but his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who informally advised the governor on how to survive the sexual harassment allegations: