- NEW YORK POST - Mar 11, 2021 -
More than 55 Democratic state legislators called Thursday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign — and the Assembly speaker said he would hold a meeting later in the day “on potential paths forward.”
The statement from Cuomo’s fellow Democrats cited both the spiraling sexual harassment allegations against him and the cover-up of the total nursing home death toll and said that “he has lost the confidence of the public and the state legislature, rendering him ineffective in this time of most urgent need.”
“We have a Lieutenant Governor who can step in and lead for the remainder of the term, and this is what is best for New Yorkers in this critical time,” the statement added.”
“It is time for Governor Cuomo to resign.”
In response, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) said, “In light of the allegations concerning the Governor over the last several weeks, I will be meeting with members in conference today on potential paths forward.”
Cuomo has faced mounting calls to resign or face impeachment as the twin scandals have intensified amid a seemingly endless parade of new revelations and allegations.
The latest bombshell landed Wednesday when a report alleged that a female Cuomo staffer claims Cuomo put his hands under her blouse and groped her late last year in the Executive Mansion in Albany.
That report led Mayor Bill de Blasio to say on Thursday that Cuomo “can no longer serve as governor anymore,” after having previously ducked repeated questions about whether he thought Cuomo should resign.
“It’s not one, it’s not two, it’s not three, it’s not four, it’s not five. It’s six women coming forward,” de Blasio told reporters during his daily City Hall news conference.
The incident reported Wednesday by the Albany Times Union allegedly took place after the woman was summoned to Cuomo’s heavily guarded, official residence to help him fix a problem with his cellphone.