The leader of the New York State Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign, and the Assembly Speaker says the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down, after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend, but Cuomo says he has no plans to voluntarily leave office, and he says he has too much important work to so, to let the accusations “distract” him.
Stewart-Cousins said in a statement issued Sunday that “every day there is another account” of “allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment” and questions over the governor’s handling of nursing home death data during the COIVD-19 pandemic. She said the growing distractions are impeding the business of government.
“For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign,” said Stewart-Cousins.
The Assembly Speaker, Carl Heastie, in a statement, stopped short of calling for Cuomo’s resignation, but says it’s time “for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.”