New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused of sexual misconduct by six different women, but President Joe Biden won’t join other Democrats calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
“I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” was all Biden would say when asked if he would call for Cuomo to resign.
Last week, New York Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, as well as New York Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler called on Cuomo to step aside as allegations of harassment seem to grow each week. Former Cuomo aide Lindsay Boylan was the first to accuse Cuomo, doing so back in December.
Boylan blasted Cuomo and questioned Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a series of tweets over the weekend.
“The governor has denied all wrongdoing,” Boylan tweeted. “He got on his platform today and said ‘there are many motivations of why people do things.’ He is calling up hate and speculation to be directed to his accusers. All harm and hate directed at the women sits squarely on @NYGovCuomo.”
Boylan later added, “It also calls into question the judgment and courage of both @POTUS and @KamalaHarris.”
She later deleted the tweet about the president.
Cuomo addressed the allegations on Friday, saying he won’t bow to “cancel culture,” and has no plans to resign.
“I did not do what has been alleged, period,” he told reporters. “The people of New York should not have confidence in a politician who takes a position without knowing any facts and substance,” he said, adding that “politicians take positions for all sorts of reasons, including political expediency.” He later blamed others for playing the political game, saying that “part of this is that I’m not part of the political club.”
“And you know what?” he asked. “I’m proud of it.”
Another former aide recently accused Cuomo of skipping state-employee sexual harassment training, mandated by Cuomo, and had the aide go in his place.
Along with the harassment allegations, the Cuomo administration reportedly altered a report on nursing home deaths to cover up deaths related to COVID-19 at long-term nursing homes.