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New York State legislative leaders say Cuomo ‘MUST RESIGN' after embattled governor brands such demands ‘ANTI-DEMOCRATIC'

Added 03-07-21 05:37:02pm EST - “Leaders of New York's Assembly and Senate called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign just hours after he said stepping down because of rising sexual-harassment allegations by former staffers would be "anti-Democratic."” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “New York State legislative leaders say Cuomo ‘MUST RESIGN’ after embattled governor brands such demands ‘ANTI-DEMOCRATIC’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who like Cuomo is a Democrat, said Sunday that with new accusers of Cuomo stepping forward seemingly every day and the governor embroiled in multiple scandals, focus is being drawn away from the business of government. “We need to govern without daily distraction,” she said. “For the good of the state, Governor Cuomo must resign.”

NEW: Bombshell. ⁦@AndreaSCousins⁩ calls on ⁦@NYGovCuomo⁩ to RESIGN. pic.twitter.com/tZBwSyV5h8

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, also a Democrat, agreed with Stewart-Cousins, saying, “We have many challenges to address, and I think it is time for the governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York.”

The statements came after Cuomo continued to insist that he won’t step down from office, despite two more former staffers coming forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. “I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” Cuomo told reporters in a telephone call earlier Sunday.

The Democrat governor apologized in a Wednesday press briefing for upsetting female staffers, but he denied ever touching anyone inappropriately and said he wouldn’t resign. At that point, three former employees had accused him of sexual harassment. Two more women came forward on Sunday – former aides Karen Hinton and Ana Liss – to accuse Cuomo of sexual misconduct.

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