Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded to louder calls for his resignation over the weekend- as more allegations were brought against him amid a sexual harassment scandal.
New York State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat, declared on Sunday that Gov. Cuomo should resign.
“Every day, there is another account that is drawing away from the business of government,” Stewart-Cousins said. “We need to govern without daily distraction. Governor Cuomo must resign.”
New York State Assembly Majority Leader Carl Heastie said it was time for everyone to consider whether Cuomo can continue governing effectively. “I think it is time for the governor to seriously consider whether he can effectively meet the needs of the people of New York,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo was defiant, noting that he would not resign, because it would be an ‘anti-democratic’ move. “There’s no way I resign,” he said, as reported by the New York Times.
The allegations now span two decades, with at least five accusers having come forward.