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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lost more than the (little) respect he had. He’s also down an ally. After an attorney general report found that the disgraced governor sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, his most powerful Democratic comrade, President Joe Biden, is calling for him to resign.
Reporter: "Are you now calling on [Governor Cuomo] to resign?"
President Biden: "Yes." pic.twitter.com/05qrP2f32u
— The Hill (@thehill) August 3, 2021
In a White House press conference late Tuesday afternoon, Biden unloaded on fellow Democrat Cuomo. “Look, I’m not going to flyspeck this. I’m sure there are some embraces that were totally innocent. But apparently the attorney general decided there were things that weren’t,” said Biden, referencing Cuomo’s defense that he’s been photographed in the same physical manner with Biden as he has with some of his accusers.
The president acknowledged that he hadn’t yet read the attorney general’s full report, which detailed inappropriate comments, hugging, groping, kissing, and touching: “I’ve not read the report. I don’t know the detail of it. All I know is the end result.”
When reporters brought up impeachment, Biden commented: “I understand that the state legislature may decide to impeach. I don’t know that for a fact. I’ve not read all that data.”
In a video response to the explosive Attorney General report, Cuomo denied any wrongdoing: “I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am. And that’s not who I have ever been.”