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Gillibrand stops short of calling for resignation, but says investigation into Cuomo must be thorough

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she supports an independent investigation into the claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the last week.

A sixth individual came forward this week, alleging that Cuomo harassed her.

Gillibrand didn’t say that Cuomo should resign, as many other lawmakers have, but doubled-down on a thorough investigation.

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Top Democrats have said that the governor should resign.

“I admire Andrea Stewart-Cousins and I think she understands the serious nature of these allegations, and she has every right to give her judgement on this issue, as any other elected leader does,” Gillibrand during a press conference. “I think she’s absolutely in her right to do whatever she wants to do in this. She is also leader of the Senate, and as I said in my first response on this issue, it will be up to the legislature on how to deal with this.”

She called the allegations ‘very serious’.



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