President Joe Biden has asked him to resign over the sexual assault on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Andrew Cuomo and Joe Biden
President Joe Biden on Tuesday asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign from office. In fact, a report prepared by the state attorney general’s office alleges that the New York governor sexually assaulted 11 women, including state employees. This is how Andrew Cuomo broke state and federal laws. Cuomo comes from Biden’s Democratic Party and the US President also said in March that he should resign from office if the allegations are true.
Joe Biden said, ‘I think he (Andrew Cuomo) should resign.’ Biden did not say whether the New York state legislature should impeach him if Cuomo refuses to step down. However, Biden also said that he is convinced that Cuomo’s allegations of sexual assault of some women are also baseless. But the Attorney General has said that there were some things which should not have happened. Politically, the president’s statement could prove to be a big deal for Cuomo. If Cuomo steps down, he will not be able to complete his three consecutive terms as governor.
What’s in the finished report about Cuomo?
This report, released by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, details the behavior of Cuomo. It said that Cuomo used to touch women inappropriately. Apart from this, Cuomo is also accused of kissing women, making indecent comments. Cuomo addressed the report for 14 minutes and most of the time he avoided saying anything about these things. This made one thing clear that Cuomo plans to remain in office and deny the claims. The governor said he would hire a sexual harassment specialist to train his employees.
What did Andrew Cuomo say in his clarification?
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the facts are completely different from what is being presented. I want you to know straight from me that I have never touched anyone inappropriately or had sex in the wrong way. I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public. He said, I am not exactly what I am being shown. At one point, Cuomo showed a photo of him hugging and kissing famous politicians. On this he said that I do this with everyone. I tell jokes to people. Cuomo is also an aide of Biden and went to the White House to meet him in February.
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