President Biden called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Tuesday after an investigation found he had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women.
During a White House press conference on the coronavirus pandemic, Biden was asked about the prominent Democrat and said he believed Cuomo should resign. When asked if the governor should be impeached, Biden said, “Let’s take one thing at a time here.”
“I think he should resign,” Biden said. “I understand that the state Legislature may decide to impeach, I don’t know that for a fact. I haven’t read all that data.” Biden added that he had not read the report or spoken to Cuomo.
New York Attorney General Letitia James released the report late Tuesday morning, saying at a press conference that Cuomo had “sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws. The independent investigation found that Gov. Cuomo harassed multiple women, many of whom were young women, by engaging in unwanted groping, kisses, hugging, and by making inappropriate comments.”
In a video statement following James’s report, Cuomo said that he hadn’t sexually harassed anyone and his actions with the 11 female accusers were portrayed incorrectly due to cultural and generational differences. He painted himself as a champion of sexual assault victims, apologizing to Charlotte Bennett, one of his accusers, whom the governor said he was trying to help, and added he would institute new sexual harassment policies for the state.
He also released a report on Tuesday that contains dozens of photos showing him touching and kissing numerous people, including Biden. Cuomo also included a photo of former President Barack Obama hugging a Hurricane Sandy victim.
When asked about the use of the photo, Biden said, “I’m sure [there were] some embraces that were totally innocent, but apparently the attorney general decided there were things that weren’t.”
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