New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that Governor Andrew Cuomo should “be impeached as quickly as possible” if he won’t resign and said, “any assault on a woman, you should face criminal charges.”
“If he won’t resign, he should be impeached as quickly as possible by the state legislature. He can’t govern,” continued De Blasio on CNN’s “Situation Room.” “This was one investigation. There’s a whole separate series of issues around the nursing home scandal, whether the facts of all those deaths in the nursing homes due to COVID was covered up. There’s a scandal around the book he wrote with the help of state employees. There’s a scandal around giving out vaccines to political supporters and withholding vaccine supplies from opponents. I mean, this guy is past the point of no return. He can’t govern. He just has to go.”
When asked by CNN’s Host Wolf Blitzer if Cuomo should he face criminal charges, De Blasio responded it was obvious.
“The Albany County district attorney is looking at that right now. I mean, an assault on a woman, any assault on a woman, you should face criminal charges. But if you, on top of that, used your power and position to think you could cover up the assault, well, that sounds criminal to me.”
"This is textbook sexual harassment… Disgusting and troubling and unacceptable and he needs to leave office immediately," says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the state attorney general's investigation report of sexual harassment allegations levied at Gov. Andrew Cuomo. pic.twitter.com/LZ3yCM4RCp
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) August 3, 2021