Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and several other New York political leaders on Friday joined calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him in recent weeks.
The statements by 13 Democratic U.S. representatives came a day after the New York state legislature announced it would review accusations made by six women against Cuomo. They cast an ominous shadow over the political future of the Democratic governor, who gained national prominence for his leadership during the peak of his state’s COVID-19 crisis.
Cuomo, 63, has denied all allegations by the women, most of whom are former aides. He has said he never touched anyone inappropriately and has apologized if his behavior ever made people feel uncomfortable.
The most recent accuser is an unidentified aide who told The Times-Union newspaper on Tuesday that Cuomo had groped her after calling her to the executive mansion last year under the pretext of business.