Top Democrat in New York state Senate calls on Cuomo to resign

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New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

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The apical Democrat successful New York's Senate connected Sunday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, saying that the scandals roiling Cuomo's medication are hindering the relation of government.

The telephone from New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins came hours aft the Democratic politician erstwhile again vowed that helium would not resign.

"Everyday determination is different relationship that is drafting distant from the concern of government," Stewart-Cousins said successful a statement.

"We person allegations astir intersexual harassment, a toxic enactment environment, the nonaccomplishment of credibility surrounding the Covid-19 nursing location information and questions astir the operation of a large infrastructure project," Stewart-Cousins said.

"New York is inactive successful the midst of this pandemic and is inactive facing the societal, wellness and economical impacts of it. We request to govern without regular distraction."

"For the bully of the authorities Governor Cuomo indispensable resign," Stewart-Cousins said.

Cuomo is nether occurrence amid a growing fig of allegations of intersexual harassment oregon inappropriate workplace conduct, arsenic good arsenic an ongoing ungraded implicit his administration's handling of Covid nursing location decease data.

In a league telephone with reporters earlier Sunday, Cuomo said there's "no way" helium would resign oregon beryllium distracted by the crises that person engulfed his office.

NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks astatine the rally. City Hall, New York, New York, United States - 2016/10/17

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"I was elected by the radical of this state, I wasn't elected by politicians. I'm not going to resign due to the fact that of allegations," Cuomo said, arguing that doing truthful would beryllium "anti-democratic."

Cuomo called for radical to fto New York Attorney General Letitia James complete her autarkic probe of the harassment claims before drafting conclusions. He had previously apologized "for immoderate symptom I caused," saying, "I present recognize that I acted successful a mode that made radical consciousness uncomfortable."

But with two much women coming guardant conscionable a time earlier to impeach the politician of behaving inappropriately, the unit from wrong Cuomo's ain enactment shows nary motion of letting up.

Carl Heastie, the Democratic talker of the New York State Assembly, said successful a statement Sunday that helium agrees with Stewart-Cousins "regarding the Governor's quality to proceed to pb this state."

"The allegations pertaining to the Governor that person been reported successful caller weeks person been profoundly disturbing, and person nary spot whatsoever successful government, the workplace oregon anyplace else."

"We person galore challenges to address, and I deliberation it is clip for the Governor to earnestly see whether helium tin efficaciously conscionable the needs of the radical of New York."

Heastie's connection did not explicitly telephone connected Cuomo to resign.

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