Schumer and Gillibrand Join Calls for Cuomo to Resign

Support for the governor of New York is rapidly dwindling.

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New York’s two Democratic senators, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, released a statement Friday afternoon joining the chorus of voices in Congress calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

“Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York,” the senators wrote. “Governor Cuomo should resign.”

As my colleague Inae Oh reported this morning, New York Democrats in the House have already called for the governor to step down.

Cuomo, once lauded for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak in New York, is currently beset by two scandals: multiple accusations of workplace sexual harassment, and an apparent attempt to cover up the death toll of the coronavirus on the state’s nursing home population. As support for the governor dwindles, Schumer and Gillibrand are among the most powerful voices calling for Cuomo to resign.

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