NS US President Joe Biden this Tuesday asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down after a The investigation, which was revealed by the New York Attorney General, concluded that he sexually harassed several womenBetween 2013 and 2020.
“I think I should resign,” Biden told reporters at a news conference. “I understand the state legislature can decide ‘impeachment’. But I’m not sure about that,” he added.
And so the head of state joins the chorus of calls for his resignation, which emerged shortly after the conclusions were announced, including through the voice of the New York State House Democrats, Carl Hesty, who had already criticized the governor on the issue.
The 169-page report was completed after five months of investigation by two outside lawyers who interviewed 179 people, reviewed tens of thousands of documents, text and photos, and declared Cuomo’s administration a “hostile work environment,” which was “complete.” . of fear and intimidation.”
Those interviewed included the complainants, current and former officials, state police, government officials and others who regularly interacted with the governor.
“These interviews and evidence revealed a deeply disturbing but clear picture: Governor Cuomo sexually harassed many women, including state and former state employees, in violation of federal and state law,” Attorney General Letitia James said while presenting the report.
The governor and members of his team were also reported to have adopted “retaliatory measures directed at at least one official for testifying.”
Andrew Cuomo explicitly denied the conclusions. The Democratic Governor replied: “First of all, I want you to know… that I have not touched anyone inappropriately or engaged in inappropriate sexual behaviour.” During his speech, he did not mention the possibility of dismissal, which seems to rule him out, while a number of employees have pleaded with him to leave his duties. Since March, when the first charges were released, he has repeatedly denied them.
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