Queens and Manhattan borough presidents name on Cuomo to resign over intercourse harassment accusations | Nationwide
NEW YORK – The borough presidents of Queens and Manhattan jointly called on Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday to resign over sexual harassment.
Donovan Richards from Queens and Gale Brewer from Manhattan joined the growing chorus of calls for the contested CEO to step down.
“We need a leader that all New Yorkers trust,” tweeted Richards.
The beleaguered Cuomo has been hit by at least seven allegations of sexual harassment or abuse by women, including some former employees, in the past few days.
He is facing an impeachment investigation by the state legislature and an independent investigation overseen by Attorney General Letitia James.
The state’s two US Senators and the most prominent lawmakers have already called on Cuomo to step down, along with top mayor’s candidates like Andrew Yang and Eric Adams, who is also President of Brooklyn County.
The flood of allegations and calls to quit has left the most powerful man in the state government hanging by a political thread.
Cuomo insists he won’t step down and asks New Yorkers to stay open until the probes are complete.
He attended a COVID-19 vaccination event in Albany on Saturday to divert attention from the scandal on the fight against the coronavirus that had led to his being hailed as one of America’s most admired leaders as the pandemic progressed.
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