Despite the fact that many women alleged harassment about him, Cuomo, who announced that he would not resign yesterday, received a reaction from his party.
New York State Senate Majority Leader Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins and State Assembly Spokesperson Democrat Carl Heastie urged Cuomo to resign in separate statements.
In his statement, Stewart-Cousins pointed out that besides allegations of harassment about Cuomo, there are also accusations such as “creating an unsuitable workplace environment, the lack of reliability of data in elderly care homes in the Kovid-19 epidemic”, “New York is still in the middle of the pandemic and it is still social, health and grappling with its economic consequences. We must govern our state without getting caught in the daily distractions. For the good of New York, Cuomo must resign. ” used the expressions.
“Now is the time for Governor Cuomo to consider whether it will really meet the needs of the people of New York,” Heastie underlined that the state is currently facing many challenges. used the expression.
New York State Senate Majority Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris said in a statement on Twitter that Stewart-Cousins agreed to call for resignation.
ALLEGED ABUSE AGAINST CUOMO
In an article published on the “Medium” website on February 24, 2021, Lindsey Boylan, former adviser to Governor Cuomo’s, claimed that Cuomo abused him in his office in 2018.
Speaking to the New York Times on February 27, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, one of Cuomo’s former advisers, alleged that the 63-year-old Governor asked her some sexual questions last spring.
Photographer Anna Ruch, 33, told the New York Times on March 2, claiming that Cuomo “approached her in a way that was surprising and embarrassing” at a wedding in September 2019.
As the number of women alleging sexual harassment against Cuomo increased to 3, members of his own party within the New York State Congress and city council called on the Governor to resign.
Cuomo also apologized in a written statement on February 28, stating that he understood that some of his behaviors were misinterpreted as “unwanted flirting” and that he should be more sensitive and distant to those around him.