White House: Biden Believes Cuomo Should Resign to Leave Space for Future Leaders
17:23 GMT 04.08.2021 (Updated: 17:31 GMT 04.08.2021)
© AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhiten this Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is joined by the New York Congressional delegation including, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, right, for a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Schumer and Gillibrand on Friday, March 12, 2021, are calling on Cuomo to resign, adding the most powerful Democratic voices yet to calls for the governor to leave office in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and groping.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden believes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign to leave space for future leaders, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.
"The president made clear yesterday that governor Cuomo should resign," Psaki said. "The president believes that Governor Cuomo should do the right thing - resign - and leave space for future leadership in New York."
On Tuesday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James said the months-long investigation into allegations against Cuomo concluded that he harassed multiple women, including younger colleagues, in violation of state and federal law. The investigation also revealed that he and a senior aide attempted to retaliate against the victims.
Cuomo denies the allegations of wrongdoing and inappropriate conduct, claiming that the investigation weaponized his "everyday interactions."