New York state senate majority leader calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign
March 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is now calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who faces escalating pressure to step aside from members of his own party.
(CNN)State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is now calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who faces escalating pressure to step aside from members of his own party.
The Democratic governor, who's facing allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct, said Sunday he has no plans to step down.
For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign," Stewart-Cousins said in a statement provided to CNN Sunday.
"We have more allegations about sexual harassment, a toxic work environment, the loss of credibility surrounding the Covid nursing home data and questions surrounding the construction of a major infrastructure project," she said.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a tweet Sunday said he shares the same sentiment as Stewart-Cousins regarding the governor's ability to lead the state.
"The allegations pertaining to the Governor that have been reported in recent weeks have been deeply disturbing, and have no place whatsoever in government, the workplace or anywhere," Heastie said.
He went on to say, "We have many challenges to address, and I think it is time for the Governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York. "
In a press conference call Sunday, Cuomo said he is not resigning.
I was elected by the people of the state.