Fifty percent of respondents in the survey conducted by Siena College argued that “the governor should not resign immediately.”
Only 34 percent of the respondents said they believe Cuomo should leave, while 16 percent said they were undecided.
Siena pollster Steven Greenberg commented that the survey showed that despite ongoing investigations into the data on sexual harassment allegations and the concealment of new types of coronavirus (Kovid-19) deaths in nursing homes, at least half of Democratic voters believe that Cuomo will continue his mandate.
CUOMO’S USE DISPUTES
Pressures for the resignation of the Governor from Republican politicians in the province, including some Democrats from his own party, are continuing, following the allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo by 6 women.
Speaking on the issue for the first time yesterday, US President Joe Biden stated that the investigation is ongoing and the result should be expected, while the President of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, made a statement on March 12 that the allegations of these women should be treated with respect and this is a serious situation.
“The governor loves New York, he should look to his heart as to whether he can run the state effectively,” Pelosi said. he had spoken.
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Senators of New York state, who made a statement on the same day, also argued that Cuomo lost the trust of the people of New York and should resign.
In a joint statement published on March 11, 59 members of the New York State Congress called Governor Cuomo to resign, following allegations of harassment.
State Assembly Republican group leader Will Barclay announced on March 9 that they were preparing a bill for Cuomo dismissal due to allegations of harassment, New York State Assembly spokesman Carl Heastie said on March 12, due to allegations of sexual harassment brought by six women. He decided to open an impeachment investigation.
During the impeachment case, after the investigation committee’s review, the draft must be brought to the parliamentary general assembly for voting. If the bill passes the 150-seat assembly with 76 votes, the absolute majority, the trial in the state senate of 63 people must begin and the majority of the senate must say “yes” to Cuomo’s dismissal at the end.
ALLEGED ABUSE AGAINST CUOMO
Lindsey Boylan, former adviser to Governor Cuomo’s, claimed in an article published on the “Medium” website on February 24, 2021, that Cuomo abused her in her 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.
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, but noted that he did not intend to resign.
Two former employees, Ana Liss and Karen Hinton, also told the Wall Street Journal on March 7 that Cuomo had misbehaved them.
In the news published on March 10 in the “Times Union” newspaper, an unidentified woman claimed that Cuomo called her to the governor’s office in late 2020 and touched her inappropriately.