The President of the United States was asked Sunday whether the governor of New York should resign from his position. He answered, “I think the investigation is under way and we should see what it brings.”
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked Sunday in an interview on ABC News whether Governor Cuomo should resign. She answered, “I said what these women have said must be treated with respect….This is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart. This is — no tolerance for sexual harassment. I’ll let the world know that.”
ABC Anchor George Stephanopoulos responded by saying, “But, you’re not calling on him to resign right now?”
Pelosi answered, “I think we should see the results of the investigation.”
There is growing pressure on Andrew Cuomo to resign or face an impeachment trial. The mayor of NYC, Bill deBlasio, along with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have all called on Cuomo to step down.
The governor’s administration is accused to trying to cover up the real number of people with Covid-19 that were sent into nursing homes last Spring. In addition, the team allegedly tried to hide the data because they were worried about a DOJ investigation.
In addition, the New York governor is being scrutinized for what many women now deem a hostile work environment with seven women now coming forward to complain of alleged sexual harassment.
Thus far, Cuomo has refused to step down.