The time has come. The end is nigh. The nightmare is about to be over…at least if a number of New York’s most prominent Democrats get their way.
Andrew Cuomo, the Empire State Governor, now stands accused of sexual harassment and abuse by six women, all of whom have come forward with their stories in the last several days. The most recent allegation was the most severe yet, and included a groping incident at the Governor’s mansion.
It’s all too much for many within New York and the Democratic Party, and they took a stand on Friday.
New York Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerry Nadler on Friday joined the chorus of Democrats calling for embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.
“This week, the second sexual assault allegation and the sixth harassment allegation was leveled against Governor Cuomo,” Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “The fact that this latest report was so recent is alarming, and it raises concerns about the present safety and well-being of the administration’s staff. These allegations have all been consistent and highly-detailed, and there are also credible media reports substantiating their accounts.”
The lawmakers spoke after the Albany Times Union reported that a woman said Cuomo aggressively groped her at the executive mansion after summoning her there to help him with a cellphone issue. Cuomo is alleged to have reached under her blouse, according to the paper.
Cuomo has been indignant, however, issuing only a half-hearted apology before then immediately turning his ire toward NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had previously suggested that Cuomo should resign if these allegations were true.
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