House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis Nadler’Cancel Culture’ is just free speech holding others accountableGaetz, Jordan ask House Judiciary to probe conservatorships, citing ‘Free Britney’House slated to vote on Violence Against Women Act next weekMORE (D-N.Y.) and a number of Democrats from New York’s congressional delegation called on Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNY Speaker authorizes Cuomo impeachment investigationWhitmer suggests ‘double standard’ between Democrats and GOP on sexual harassment allegationsNew York Democrats to huddle on Cuomo’s fateMORE (D) to resign on Friday amid the growing claims sexual harassment and misconduct against the governor.
“Gov. Cuomo has lost the confidence of the people of New York,” Nadler said in a statement. “Gov. Cuomo must resign.”
“The repeated accusations against the governor, and the manner in which he has responded to them, have made it impossible for him to continue to govern at this point,” he said.
Nadler joins a growing group of New York Democrats calling for Cuomo’s resignation. Progressive Democratic Reps. Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden should mark COVID’s anniversary: It’s been good to him and Democrats Manchin cements key-vote status in 50-50 SenateMellman: Party brand vs personal brandMORE (N.Y.) also called for the governor’s resignation Friday.
As members of the New York delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, we believe these women, we believe the reporting, we believe the Attorney General, and we believe the fifty-five members of the New York State legislature, including the State Senate Majority Leader, who have concluded that Governor Cuomo can no longer effectively lead in the face of so many challenges,” the two lawmakers said in a joint statement.
New York Democratic Reps. Mondaire Jones, Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn MaloneyLawmakers unveil measure to give Postal Service B for electric vehiclesRepublicans call for investigation into impact of school closures on children with disabilitiesDOJ declined to take up Chao ethics probeMORE, Yvette ClarkeYvette Diane ClarkeLawmakers roll out bill to protect critical infrastructure after Florida water hackLawmakers line up behind potential cyber breach notification legislationDHS announces new measures to boost nation’s cybersecurity MORE, Nydia VelazquezNydia Margarita VelasquezBipartisan House members reach deal to extend loan program for small businessesPelosi: Sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo ‘credible’Puerto Rico officials hopeful of progress on statehoodMORE, and Grace MengGrace MengCalifornia woman charged with hate crime after spitting at Asian American, yelling slurJustice Dept. pledges to address hate crimes against Asian AmericansTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chiefMORE have also called for Cuomo’s resignation.
Rep. Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceCuomo says he won’t resign amid sexual harassment allegationsDemocrats snipe on policy, GOP brawls over TrumpNY lawmakers agree to strip Cuomo of pandemic-related emergency powersMORE (D-N.Y.) called for Cuomo to resign earlier this month.
Friday’s calls from several prominent congressional Democrats for Cuomo’s resignation are the latest sign that Cuomo’s ability to weather the barrage of allegations could be waining.
The resignation calls within New York have been growing amid news of the six sexual misconduct allegations and his administration’s underreporting of deaths linked to the states nursing homes during the pandemic.
On Thursday, an aide to the governor alleged that Cuomo groped her. The accusation emerged after Albany Police Department spokesperson Steven Smith told The New York Times that the department received the referral Wednesday night by New York State Police.
Fifty-five New York State legislators signed a letter calling on Cuomo to resign amid the sexual harassment allegations. They also addressed the nursing home scandal in the letter.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D) then authorized the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation into Cuomo on Thursday.
Cuomo is already under investigation in the state for sexual harassment allegations. Letitia James (D), the states attorney general, announced on Monday the appointment of two veteran lawyers to lead the investigation.